BookChums on the Ondaatje Prize Shortlist

Pune, India (PressExposure) April 18, 2013 -- The shortlist for this year's Ondaatje Prize has been announced. Last year Indian author Rahul Bhattacharya won the prize for his debut novel, The Sly Company of People Who Care.

The nominees this year, comprising of non-fiction, poetry and fiction, are as follows: Call mother a lonely field - Liam Carson, NW - Zadie Smith, Names for the Sea - Sarah Moss, Absolution - Patrick Flanery, Scenes from Early Life - Philip Hensher and Empire Antarctica by Gavin Francis.

The nominees this year, comprising of non-fiction, poetry and fiction, are as follows: Call mother a lonely field - Liam Carson, NW - Zadie Smith, Names for the Sea - Sarah Moss, Absolution - Patrick Flanery, Scenes from Early Life - Philip Hensher and Empire Antarctica by Gavin Francis.

Instituted by The Royal Society of Literature, the 10,000 pound prize is one of the three awards that the society gives out in a year, apart from two other honours. BookChums wishes the nominees the best of luck.

Instituted by The Royal Society of Literature, the 10,000 pound prize is one of the three awards that the society gives out in a year, apart from two other honours. BookChums wishes the nominees the best of luck.

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