UEA alumnus Neel Mukherjee has won the £10,000 Encore Award for his second novel The Lives of Others, which was published by Chatto & Windus last year.
Neel (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2001 and published his first novel, A Life Apart, in 2010. Initially published in India as Past Continuous, A Life Apart was the co-winner of the Vodafone-Crossword Award in 2009 and the Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Book Award in 2010. It was also shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2011. The Lives of Others was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Novel Award in 2014 and was longlisted for this year’s Folio Prize.