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1.Easterine Kire, poet, novelist and children’s writer from Nagaland, won The Hindu Prize, 2015, for her novel When the River Sleeps, a book about a lone hunter seeking a faraway river, to take from it a stone that will give him untold powers.
2.Ms. Kire was one of the six authors shortlisted from nearly 60 entries for the sixth edition of the prize. The shortlisted books included Amit Chaudhuri’s nOdysseus Abroad; Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire; Anuradha Roy’s Sleeping on Jupiter; Janice Pariat’sSeahorse and Siddharth Chowdhury’s The Patna Manual of Style.
3.The award — a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh — was given away by author Alexander McCall Smith on Saturday at the ongoing Lit for Life event organised by The Hindu at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chetpet.