The Lowland

 

Jhumpa Lahiri makes it to the finalist list for National Book Award 2013

 

London born, Indian American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri, of 'Interpreter of Maladies' and 'Namesake' fame has made it to the finalist list for the coveted US National Book Award (NBA) 2013 for her new book, 'The Lowland' in the fiction category. Five finalists were announced for each of the following categories- fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature.

Other finalists in the fiction category include-

 

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)

 

James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA)

 

Thomas Pynchon (previous NBA winner), Bleeding Edge (The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA)

George Saunders, Tenth of December (Random House)

The winner from each category will be awarded USD 10000 in a ceremony to be held on November 20.

 

Lahiri's book was also nominated for the Man Booker Prize, but she lost to Eleanor Catton (for her book, 'The Luminaries'), who at 28, became the youngest author to have won the award.

Lahiri's debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

 

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