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MANIL SURI's first novel, The Death of Vishnu, won the 2002 Barnes and Noble Discover Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His newest novel, The Age of Shiva, will be available in paperback in January. He lives in Maryland, where he is a mathmatics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Visit him online at ManilSuri.com. He recommends:
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
- In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (Norton)
The Millions, a literary blog, has more details from Manil Suri on why he loves this book and another recommendation to look forward to in 2009.