Ananthamurthy shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Kannada author U R Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among 10 others for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction. Ananthamurthy, 80, is the only Indian to have made it to the final list of the prestigious prize announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival here on Thursday.

Considered to be one of the most important voice of "new movement" in Kannada language, Ananthamurthy has written five novels, eight short story collections and three poetry collections that have been translated into other languages in India and Europe.

The author studied English literature at the University of Mysore and earned his doctorate from University of Birmingham.

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