Eminent writer U.R. Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among 10 other authors for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction.
Mr. Ananthamurthy, 80, is the only Indian among to have made it to the final list of the prestigious prize announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.
Considered to be one of the most important voice of “new movement” in Kannada language, Mr. Ananthamurthy has written five novels, eight short story collections and three poetry collections that have been translated into other languages in India as well as in Europe.
The author studied English literature at the University of Mysore and earned his doctorate from University of Birmingham.
Best known for his 1966 novel Samskara, the author was also shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian literature in 2012 for his novel Bharatipura (published in English in 2010).
Other finalists of 2013 include Aharon Appelfeld (Israel), Lydia Davis (USA), Intizar Husain (Pakistan), Yan Lianke (China), Marie Ndiaye (France), Josip Novakovich (Canada), Marilynne Robinson (USA), Vladimir Sorokin (Russia) and Peter Stamm (Switzerland).