Indo-American author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland has been shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker prize, revealed the organisers today. The novel narrates the lives of two brothers in suburban Kolkata, Subhash and Udayan, who’re poles apart from each other. Apart from Lahiri, other members short-listed for this prize include a member of US President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, two-time Booker nominee Irish writer Colm Toibin (The Testament of Mary), Jim Grace (Harvest), Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names), Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries) from New Zealand and Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) from Canada.
The Booker Prize shall be announced on 15th October, and the winner shall walk away with £50,000. All shortlisted authors shall receive £2,500 each, along with a hard-bound copy of their book.