Sunday, July 28, 2013

Congratulations Jhumpa and Donal!!!

Jhumpa Lahiri and Donal Ryan, both of whom have given readings of their work here at Anam Cara, have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, which is a tremendous honour!

"The prize, which celebrates its 44th anniversary this year after launching 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."

Jhumpa's longlisted book is The Lowland, and Donal's is The Spinning Heart.

1 comment:

  1. I love Jhumpa Lahiri's books! I went to one of her readings at MIT; it was fantastic.