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Sujata Bhatt wins German literary prize | 10-Nov-08

Sujata Bhatt wins German literary prize:
 
Congratulations to Sujata Bhatt, who has this week been awarded the 'Literaturpreis das neue Buch 2008' in Cuxhaven, Germany. The prize honours the best book published in 2008 by an author living in or originating from the Federal States of Lower Saxony and Bremen. This is the first time the prize goes to an author not writing in German.
 
Born in Ahmedabad, India, Sujata Bhatt grew up in Pune (India) and in the United States but has lived for some years in Bremen, Germany, with her husband and daughter. Her latest Carcanet collection, Pure Lizard, was recently shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Poetry.  .
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