Neel Mukherjee ahead of others in Man Booker Prize race!

Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo

New Delhi: The prestigious Man Booker Prize tops the wish list of many aspiring writers across the globe. This time round, Neel Mukherjee of Indian descent is seen as the possible recipient for the prize. It also happens to be the first time ever in Booker Prize history that entries have been made open for authors belonging to any nationality.

Neel Mukherjee, who originally hails from the city of Kolkata, completed his education from the prestigious Oxford University and Cambridge. Neel's 'The Lives of Others' is a book which talks about his personal journey and how he lived in Kolkata.

The book has been appreciated by many noted authors in the country. Others, who are touted to be the frontrunners in the Booker prize race are American authors Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler. The winner will be announced on Tuesday night. The Duchess of Cornwall will be honouring the winner at the Man Booker Prize ceremony in London.

On the other hand, noted Australian author Peter Carey in an interview with the international daily was quoted as saying that the idea to open the Man Booker Prize for Americans was something which could affect the 'cultural flavour' associated with the Commonwealth-only countries in the literary race.


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