Washington: After losing out on the Man Booker Prize, Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has made it to the finals of the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction for her new novel, "The Lowland".
Pulitzer Prize winning Lahiri's tale of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960s figures in the finals with four other works in the fiction category.
These are: "The Flamethrowers" by Rachel Kushner (Scribner); "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride (Riverhead); "Bleeding Edge" by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin) and "Tenth of December" by George Saunders (Random House).
In a review of her latest novel, the New York Times noted: "Jhumpa Lahiri first made her name with quiet, meticulously observed stories about Indian immigrants trying to adjust to new lives in the United States, stories that had the hushed intimacy of chamber music."
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