Mukherjee’s novel shortlisted for Booker Prize
Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee’s latest novel The Lives of Others, set in troubled Bengal of the 1960s and centred around a dysfunctional family, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize 2014, in its debut as a global literary award.
Mr. Mukherjee, who studied at Oxford and Cambridge, was also the only Indian-origin author to be long listed earlier this year, the first time the prestigious literary award opened up for anyone writing in English regardless of nationality.
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