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Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee was born in Calcutta. His first novel, A Life Apart (2010), won the Vodafone-Crossword Award in India, the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for best fiction, and was shortlisted for the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The Lives of Others is his second novel. He lives in London.

Genres: Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
April 2024

   A Life Apart (2008)
     aka Past Continuous
   The Lives of Others (2014)
   A State of Freedom (2017)
   Choice (2024)
Neel Mukherjee recommends
The Bee Sting (2023)
Paul Murray
"This novel is as generous, expansive, and glorious as a cathedral, as intimate as pillow-talk, and as funny and heartbreaking as nothing you've read before. Paul Murray may just be the most spellbinding storyteller writing today. A magisterial piece of work."
The Unfolding (2022)
A M Homes
"The Unfolding is Swiftian in its energy and bite, yet brimful of compassion and emotion. The entwining of the personal and the political feels as if it's born again to a sparkling new life. How does she do it?"
The Furrows (2022)
Namwali Serpell
"Who could have imagined that a novel about loss and long grieving could be so soaring, so sexy, so luminously beautiful and poetic, such a rich and shimmeringly scored piece for three voices?"

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Anthologies containing stories by Neel Mukherjee
First Light (2022)
A Celebration of Alan Garner
edited by
Erica Wagner

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Lives of Others
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Lives of Others

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