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Geetanjali Shree first Indian to win International Booker Prize

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Shree's Tomb of Sand, originally written in Hindi, is set during subcontinent's 1947 partition into India and Pakistan.
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An Indian Novel, Tomb of Sand, Wins the International Booker Prize

1 month ago   |   By Time

LONDON - Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel with a boundary-crossing 80-year-old heroine.
Originally written in Hindi, it's the first book in any Indian language to win the high-profile award, which recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English. The 50,000-pound prize money will be split between New Delhi-based Shree and Rockwell, who lives in Vermont.
Translator Frank Wynne, who chaired the judging panel, said the judges “overwhelmingly”...
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