Cheers Adiga and Rushdie

Man Booker Prize winners Arvind Adiga and Salman Rushdie, And Ghosh are featured in the longlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Adiga has received nine nominations for his The White Tiger. It recognises a single work of fiction published in English. Other Indians and Indian-origin writers in the list are Canada-based Jaspreet Singh, US-based Indian writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Anuradha Roy.

Established in 1994, the annual IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the richest international prize for work in any language at €1,00,000. It is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The author receives €100,000 if the book is written in English. If it is an English translation, the author receives €75,000 and the translator, €25,000. The winner also receives a trophy which is sponsored by Waterford Crystal.The shortlist will be announced on 14 April 2010 and the winner be announced on 17 June 2010.

An interesting feature of the prize is that only the nominations made by libraries are accepted and not those from publishers.

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