October 2020 \ Business & Investment \ BOOKS

Living far from the madding crowds ...

By Vishnu Makhijani

Between them, these novels have won three awards and have been cited for eight others, including the present one. “All The Lives We Never Lived” (Hachette) is the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present, its scale matched by its power as a parable for our times. It won the 2018 Tata Book of the Year Award for Fiction. It also made the long-list for the Walter Scott Prize and the shortlists for the JCB Fiction Prize and The Hindu Literary Prize and the present one.

“Sleeping on Jupiter” won the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and made the Man Booker Prize long-list and The Hindu Literary Prize shortlist.

“The Folded Earth” won the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2011. It was also long-listed for the Man Asian Prize and shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize.

The winner of this year’s International Dublin Literary Award - now in its 25th edition - will be announced on October 22 as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin (ILF Dublin). The shortlist was drawn up from 156 titles nominated by public libraries in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the US.