Anees Salim bags The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013


Novelist Jim Crace made the announcement at the valedictory session of The Hindu Lit for Life: The Hindu

AneesSalimKerala-based writer Anees Salim won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, Vanity Bagh for consistent writing and humour and imagination. (Read our interview with Salim here)

“The book is a very comic account of a young man from a minority group from a place called Vanity Bagh, also called Little Pakistan. It is about physical cities, both real and imagined,” said writer Timeri N. Murari, one of the jury members.

Novelist Jim Crace made the announcement on Monday evening at the valedictory session of The Hindu Lit for Life. “There is a lot of humour in the book that runs through it. It is philosophical and liberating,” Mr. Murari added.

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