AUTHOR UR Ananthamurthy became the first Indian to have made it to the list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize this year. Ananthamurthy,who is the voice of Navya the new movement in Kannada literature has written five novels,eight short story collections and three poetry collections. His work has been translated from Kannada into English and other Indian languages. At the prize ceremony,the 80-year-old writer said,I hope this award arouses the curiosity of readers around the world and creates awareness about spaces unfamiliar to many. Ananthamurthy is recognised for its courage in questioning cultural norms. He is best known for his novels,Samskara (1965) that discusses the survival of culture followed with blind fervour and Bharathipura (1973),which is his latest work to be celebrated internationally. The prize was awarded to American writer Lydia Davis at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Thursday.
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