American author of 'Family Life' Sharma wins Folio prize

March 23, 2015 7:15 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - It took him 13 years to write and publish it, but Indian-born U.S. author Akhil Sharma won the second annual Folio literary prize and 40,000 pounds on Monday for his novel "Family Life".

Sharma, 43, was selected from a shortlist of eight authors for the prize for his novel about an Indian family that immigrates to the U.S. and the tragedy that "turns their American dream" into a "nightmare".

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