Books with a special sense of place vie for Ondaatje Prize


Baghdad, Delhi, Estonia, Cornwall, the east end of London and Turkey are the stars in the shortlist for the Ondaatje Prize  which celebrates “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a place”.

The Prize, which is awarded annually by the Royal Society of Literature, is sponsored by businessman, writer and adventurer, Sir Christopher Ondaatje.  The winner will be announced on May 20 and London’s Telegraph Traveller this weekend.

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