Manu Joseph

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: 'A searing new voice.' -- Megan O'Grady, Vogue

Manu Joseph is a columnist with The International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times. His debut novel SERIOUS MEN was published in many countries and won the PEN/Open Book award and The Hindu Best Fiction Award. It was also shortlisted for The Man Asian Literary Prize, the regional Commonwealth Prize and the PG Wodehouse Prize for the Best Comic Novel.

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THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE Literary fiction, 343 pages John Murray - August 2012 Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013 Shortlisted for the Hindu Prize 2013 Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013 Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize for Literature 2014 A powerful and darkly comic story involving an alcoholic's probe into the minds of the sober, an adolescent cartoonist's dangerous interpretation of absolute truth, an inner circle of talented schizophrenics and the pure love of a 12-year-old boy for a beautiful girl.

THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE

Literary fiction, 343 pages John Murray - August 2012

Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013
Shortlisted for the Hindu Prize 2013
Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013
Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize for Literature 2014

A powerful and darkly comic story involving an alcoholic's probe into the minds of the sober, an adolescent cartoonist's dangerous interpretation of absolute truth, an inner circle of talented schizophrenics and the pure love of a 12-year-old boy for a beautiful girl.

SERIOUS MEN Literary fiction, 310 pages John Murray - June 10, 2010 Winner of the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 & PEN/Open Book Award; Listed as one of Huffington Post's Best Books 2010; A New York Times 'Editor's Choice'; Chosen by The Telegraph as one of their 2010 'First Novels to Savour'; Listed in the Independent's Pick of 2010: The Best Books for Christmas; Chosen as one of Huffington Post's Best Books 2010; Shortlisted for the ALOA Award, Denmark Poignant and comic tale of science, dreams and hope, and two very different serious men in Mumbai.

SERIOUS MEN

Literary fiction, 310 pages
John Murray - June 10, 2010

Winner of the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 & PEN/Open Book Award; Listed as one of Huffington Post's Best Books 2010; A New York Times 'Editor's Choice'; Chosen by The Telegraph as one of their 2010 'First Novels to Savour'; Listed in the Independent's Pick of 2010: The Best Books for Christmas; Chosen as one of Huffington Post's Best Books 2010; Shortlisted for the ALOA Award, Denmark

Poignant and comic tale of science, dreams and hope, and two very different serious men in Mumbai.