Ami’s page-turning novel set in contemporary London— love, dreams and illusions on a London bus,heading for Boundary Road— has been shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize.

Sunny Singh who founded the Jhalak called the chosen books “necessary, urgent and timeless”.

Up for the Jhalak Prize are Noreen Masud for A Flat Place (Penguin), Yepoka Yeebo for Anansi’s Gold: The Man Who Swindled the World (Bloomsbury) and Ami Rao for Boundary Road (Everything with Words).

Also in contention are Jaqueline Crooks for Fire Rush (Vintage), Jason Allen-Paisant for Self-Portrait as Othello (Carcanet) and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett for Twelve Words for Moss (Penguin).

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