Folio Prize goes to 'Family Life' by Ahkil Sharma

March 25, 2015 12:10 PM

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Akhil Sharma's novel "Family Life" has won the 2015 Folio Prize, which will be presented Monday night in London. The prize, worth close to $60,000, is given to a work of fiction written in English from anywhere in the world that is published in Britain during the given year.

Announcing the winner, William Fiennes, chair of the judging committee, said, "From a shortlist of which we are enormously proud, Akhil Sharma's lucid, compassionate, quietly funny account of one family's life across continents and cultures, emerged as our winner. 'Family Life' is a masterful novel ...

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