The longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was recently announced after a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood considered 156 books for this year’s prize. Thirteen books have been longlisted, and Anuradha Roy is the only Indian in the longlist this year.
Sleeping on Jupiter is Anuradha’s third novel. The author won the Economist Crossword Prize, India’s premiere award for fiction, for her novel The Folded Earth, which got nominated for several other prizes including the Man Asia, the D.S.C. and the Hindu Literary Award. Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, has been widely translated and was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Seattle Times.