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‘Incredible Banker’ wins best popular book award

Mumbai: `The Incredible Banker' by Ravi Subramanian has bagged the `best popular book' award for 2011, instituted by the Economist-Crossword Book Award.

`The Folded Earth' by Anuraddha Roy won the award in the Indian Fiction category while the Indian Non-Fiction award went to `A Free Man' by Aman Sethi, `17' by Anita Agnihotri and `The Araya Women' by Narayan jointly won in Indian language translation category, Crossword said in a statement.

The 11th edition of the award had shortlisted nominees like Jeet Thayil whose latest novel `Narcopolis' was in the Mann Booker list this year.

Other authors included Rahul Bhattacharya, Naresh Fernandes, M J Akbar, S Hussain Zaidi, Rashmi Bansal, Ravinder Singh, Suhel Seth, Rujuta Diwekar, Prakash Iyer, Anita Bhogle, Arshia Sattar, Ravi Subramanian, Arunava Sinha, Catherine Thackerama, R Narayan, Ayesha Kidwai, Arupa Katalia, Deepika Phukan, Aniruddha Sen Gupta and B Vinayanm.

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