Akhil Sharma’s novel Family Life wins The Folio Prize 2015

Indian-American novelist Akhil Sharma’s novel Family Life has won the prestigious Folio Prize 2015.

His novel was among the eight shortlisted books from 80 fictional works and was chosen as the best fiction novel published in the United Kingdom in 2014.

Family Life is Sharma’s second novel and took him 13 years to write.

About Akhil Sharma

  • Sharma was born in Delhi and later in 1979 immigrated to US along with his family.
  • His first novel was An Obedient Father published in 2000. It has won the prestigious PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award in 2001.
  • His stories also have been published in The New Yorker and in Atlantic Monthly. These stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories and also in O. Henry Prize Collections.
  • In 2007, he was named as one of Granta magazine’s Best of Young American Novelists.

About The Folio Prize

  • Established- 2014
  • Sponsored by the London-based The Folio Society.
  • Awarded to an author from any country for his English-language book of fiction published in the UK.
  • First recipient of the prize was American writer George Saunders for his short stories collection Tenth of December.

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