The Lowland, the book of Jhumpa Lahiri was shortlisted among the six books for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Lowland was published by Bloomsbury. The other five novels shortlisted for the award include:
• We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo published by Chatto & Windus
• The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton published by Granta
• The Harvest by Jim Crace published by Picador
• A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki published by Canongate
• The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín published by Penguin
Other Works of Jhumpa Lahiri
• Her first novel was The Interpreter of Maladies published in the year 1999. It won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
• The Namesake published in 2003 was her second novel
• In 2008 she wrote the novel named Unaccustomed Earth
The final winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013 would be announced on 15 October 2013. Book entitled, Bring up The Bodies by Hillary Mantel was the winner of the 2012 Booker Prize.
The Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize, was launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and, like all the shortlisted authors, a cheque for £2,500 and a designer bound copy of their book. Fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize - to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction - the winner and the shortlisted authors now enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.
When: 10 September 2013