10 Asian authors you need to know: the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist

9. “Monkey-man,” by Usha K.R.

Indian novelist Usha K.R. uses the real story of reports of a strange "monkey-man" supposedly spotted in various locales across India in 2000 to explore the challenges faced by urban India at the dawn of a new millenium. As a setting Usha relies on her own city, Bangalore, and highlights its dizzying evolution into high-tech center.

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