New Delhi: A debut novel won The Hindu's Literature Prize in the 'Lit for Life' literary festival for the second successive year. Rahul Bhattacharya bagged the 'The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011' for his 'The Sly Company of People Who Care'.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
In his book 'The Sly Company of People Who Care' Rahul Bhattacharya captures the heady adventures of travel, the overheated restlessness of youth, and the paradoxes of searching for life’s meaning in the escape from home.
Rahul Bhattacharya bagged the \'The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011\' for his debut novel.
Bhattacharya is a cricket journalist since 2000, he is now a contributing editor with Wisden Asia Cricket and has been writing for the Wisden Almanack since 2003, when he compiled the series overview of India in England, 2002. He also writes for the Guardian.
Author, writer, politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) Shashi Tharoor presented the award to the winner. Tharoor said it was important to support the efforts of The Hindu to celebrate good writing in English in fiction.