Tag Archive: Akhil Sharma

Apr 10

Who Should Have Won This Year’s Folio Prize

Here is a reminder of the eight finalists of the Folio Prize, with a link to my reviews: 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Granta) All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Faber) Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (Granta) Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta) Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Faber) How to Be Both by …

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Apr 03

Book Review: Family Life by Akhil Sharma

What’s It About At the age of eight Ajay Mishra moved, with his family, from India to America.  At first the transition to this new land of wealth and opportunity goes smoothly.  Unlike India where the family lived frugally, where they would save the cotton wool that came inside pill bottles, Ajay and his brother …

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Mar 24

And the Winner of the Folio Prize is…

… Family Life by Akhil Sharma. While I have yet to write-up my reviews of three of the eight finalists, I have read all the nominees and Family Life is definitely a deserving winner.  It’s a powerful novel about the immigrant experience, assimilation and dealing with disability.  A review is forthcoming. In the meantime I draw …

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Feb 10

The Shortlist for the Folio Prize has been announced

And here it is: 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Granta) All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Faber) Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (Granta) Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta) Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Faber) How to Be Both by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) – read, not reviewed… yet. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín …

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