Friday, March 27, 2015

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Indian-American author Akhil Sharma won The Folio Prize 2015 for novel Family Life
Indian-American novelist Akhil Sharma’s novel Family Life has won the prestigious Folio Prize 2015. His novel was among the eight shortlisted books from 80 fictional works and was chosen as the best fiction novel published in the United Kingdom in 2014. Family Life is Sharma’s second novel and took him 13 years to write. Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi and later in 1979 immigrated to US along with his family. His first novel was An Obedient Father published in 2000. It has won the prestigious PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award in 2001. His stories also have been published in The New Yorker and in Atlantic Monthly.