Jeet Thayil, whose novel Narcopolis was nominated for the Booker, has been one among the 24 authors selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012. He was selected for his poetry collection ‘These Errors are Correct’ in English.
About Sahitya Akademi Award
The award was constituted in 1954 to honor outstanding works in the sphere of literature by Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters in India. The award is conferred for the works done in 24 major languages of India including English.