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Born in 1976, Alice Albinia read English Literature at Cambridge, and South Asian History at SOAS. In between, she worked for two years in Delhi as a journalist and editor. Empires of the Indus, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Authors' Club Dolman Travel Award and the Jerwood/Royal Society of Literature Prize. She is also the author of Leela's Book.

Leela's Book Alice Albinia

Sure to be one of the most exciting debut novels of 2011, Alice Albinia's gloriously playful first novel weaves a story of sexual and textual mistakes against the backdrop of Delhi past and present.

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