Sharma wins 2016 International Dublin Literary Award
US author Akhil Sharma has won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel Family Life (Faber). The award, worth €100,000 (A$152,270), is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, and is chosen by judges from a selection of titles nominated by libraries across the world. Family Life, which was chosen from a shortlist of 10 novels, tells the story of eight-year-old Ajay, who moves with his family from Delhi to America in the 1970s. When tragedy strikes the family, Ajay ‘prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life’. This year’s International Dublin Literary Award was funded entirely by the Dublin city council after previously being backed by a trust fund provided by the now defunct productivity company IMPAC. For more information about the award, visit the website here.
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