‘Shadow’ MAN Asian Prize Winner: Narcopolis


March 11, 2013 by markstani

I’m delighted to announce that Jeet Thayil’s ‘Narcopolis’ has been voted winner of the second MAN Asian ‘Shadow’ Prize. Choosing from the official shortlist, ‘Narcopolis’, which has already won the DSC Prize and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, was a fairly clear choice for the jury members. For the full bank of ‘Shadow’ jury reviews from the longlist, click the icon on the right. The official Prize winner will be announced this week. I should say I think it was a fabulous longlist this year which introduced me to a number of writers whose future work I await with excitement: notably, Sheng Keyi, Uzma Aslam Khan, Musharraf Ali Farooqi and Nayomi Munaweera – and of course Thayil, whose dirty, provocative paean to Mumbai’s underbelly is eminently worthy of its multi-Prize winning success.


One thought on “‘Shadow’ MAN Asian Prize Winner: Narcopolis

  1. winstonsdad says:

    we’ve had some great books to read this year som hard to choose the winner ,All the best stu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: