Friday, March 12, 2010

Rana, Daniyal win regional Commonwealth Writer's

Indian novelist Rana Dasgupta's Solo and Pakistan-based author Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders were Thursday declared regional winners of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for 2010 in the European and South Asian categories.

While Solo  was declared the best book, In Other Rooms, ... was selected as the best first book by an author.

Presented by the Commonwealth Foundation with support from the Macquarie Group Foundation, the global winners of the award will be announced in the Capital on April 12.

A five-day literary event in the run-up to the awards ceremony April 12 will begin April 7 with a series of interactive literary sessions. This is the first time that the event is being held in the Indian capital, which will also host the Commonwealth Games in October.

Full report here IBNLive

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