Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam has bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his debut novel “The Story of a Brief Marriage”, set in the backdrop of the civil war. The jury of Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas chose Arudpragasam’s book “The Story of a Brief Marriage” as the recipient of Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017. The Shakti Bhatt prize was set up in 2008 in memory of young writer Shakti Bhatt to encourage authors from the sub-continent. The prize is a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a trophy.

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