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Arundhati Roy leads Man Booker prize 2017 longlist

Newdelhi:27/7/17:Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the Man Booker prize for her debut novel “The God of Small Things”, the Indian author has been longlisted for the 50,000 pound award for her second title, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, the media reported on Thursday.

On a longlist thronged with literary titans, whose combined trophy cabinet would include the Pulitzer, the Costa, the Baileys, the Folio, the Impac and the Goldsmiths prizes, Roy, the only author to have won the Booker before, is listed for her novel about an Indian transgender woman, which judges called a “rich and vital book”, reports the Guardian.

The Man Booker judging panel, picking from more than 150 titles, also went for four writers who have been shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious literary prize before but not won it.

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