The prize, instituted to recognise the best in Indian fiction in English every year, invites submissions for the year 2013.

The Hindu Literary Prize recognises and encourages Indian writing in English. With an inclusive sweep that includes new creative talent, the prize also honours writers who have spent their lifetime mining the human spirit through their words and ideas.

Now in its fourth year, the award is a benchmark the literary world.

Last year, the prize went to Jerry Pinto for his novel Em and the Big Hoom. Rahul Bhattacharya, a debut novelist, won the 2011 prize for The Sly Company of People Who Care. The first The Hindu Literary Prize was awarded to Manu Joseph for his debut novel Serious Men.

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