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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Another Indian Author

More grist to the mills of the newspapers here who're gleefully crowing over the Booker being awarded to an Indian: there's another book, by another Indian, that's just been named a non-fiction finalist in the US National Book Awards. It's Rajeev Chandrasekaran's Imperial Life in the Emerald City, one more book on America's misadventure in Iraq. Publishers Weekly says: "As the Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran has probably spent more time in U.S.-occupied Iraq than any other American journalist, and his intimate perspective permeates this history of the Coalition Provisional Authority headquartered in the Green Zone around Saddam Hussein's former palace." (Official website with review extracts here.)


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