The Vodafone-Crossword shortlist, 2009

…is here. My apologies, meant to put this up earlier but had computer and Net problems.

English fiction contenders:

Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Enchantress of Florence’ (Random House)
Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Sea of Poppies’ (Penguin India)
Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Unaccustomed Earth’ (Random House)
Neel Mukherjee’s ‘Past Continuous’ (Picador India)
Manjula Padmanabhan’s ‘Escape’ (Picador India)
Anuradha Roy’s ‘An Atlas of Impossible Longings’ (Picador India)
Preeta Samarasan’s ‘Evening is the Whole Day’ (HarperCollins India)

English non-fiction contenders:

Pallavi Aiyer’s Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China (HarperCollins India)
Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Nights (Random House)
Sudeep Chakravarti’s Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country (Penguin)
Edna Fernandes’ The Last Jews of Kerala (Penguin)
Chaturvedi Badrinath’s The Women of the Mahabharata (Orient Blackswan)

Indian language fiction in translation contenders:

Jayakantan’s Dissonance and Other Stories
translated by K.S. Subramanian (Katha)

Manto’s Selected Stories
translated by Aatish Taseer (Random House)

Manohar Shyam Joshi’s T’TA Professor”
translated by Ira Pande (Penguin)

M S Sethu’s The Wind from the Hills
translated by Prema Jayakumar (Tranquebar)





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