Indian-origin poet wins TS Eliot Prize

London, January 25

Indian-origin author-poet Bhanu Kapil has been named the winner of the prestigious TS Eliot Prize, named after the renowned 20th-century American-British poet.

London-based Kapil beat nine other shortlisted entries with her winning title ‘How to Wash a Heart’, which explores the relationship between an immigrant guest and a citizen host. The prize, announced on Sunday, is seen as the most valuable prize in British poetry. It comes with a cheque for 25,000 pounds and all the shortlisted poets are presented with cheques for 1,500 pounds each. — PTI

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