New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) An account of Sri Lankas civil war by Indian author Samanth Subramanium has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize, one of United Kingdoms most prestigious award for non-fiction. Subramaniums book “This Divided Island” is among the 12 books longlisted for the 20,000 pounds worth prize whose shortlist will be announced in October during the London Literature Festival and the winner in November, publishers Penguin Random House said in a statement today. “The book tracks the rise of militant Buddhism, driven by monk politicians who hold extraordinary, extreme opinions,” publishers said. Driven by curiosity about the scars and legacies of a long war, Subramanian moved to Sri Lanka in 2011 and over the next year, he travelled across the island, and through Sri Lankan communities living overseas, talking to hundreds of people about how their lives were twisted out of shape by the war. The prize is open to authors of all non-fiction books in current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography autobiography and the arts. Subramanium, a Delhi-based journalist won the 2010 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his first book of narrative non-fiction “Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast”, which was also shortlisted for the 2013 Andre Simon Prize. This years judging panel, chaired by the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum also longlisted the books “Guantanamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, “Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate”, “Black Earth” by Tim Snyder, “Fighters in the Shadows by Robert Gildea”, “The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq” by Emma Sky. “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia” by Peter Pomerantsev, “The Four Dimensional Human” by Laurence Scott, “Landmarks” by Robert McFarlane, “The Planet Remade” by Oliver Morton, ” Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism” by Steve Silberman and “The Four-Dimensional Human” by Laurence Scott complete the shortlist. PTI ANS TRS ANS DKadvertisement
Juventus were cruising towards the last 16 of the Champions League before they were stunned by a late Manchester United double salvo three weeks ago, but can secure their berth in the knockout stages by earning a point against Valencia at home on Tuesday.Massimiliano Allegri’s side had been perfect in the competition until Juan Mata and an own goal from Leonardo Bonucci consigned them to an unexpected defeat in Turin earlier this month.That result was also a blow for the Spaniards, who could find themselves out of the competition if they fail to win at the home of the Serie A champions, having earned five points from four games to date. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Juventus vs Valencia Date Tuesday, November 27 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream N/A fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport Extra and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport Extra BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Juventus squad Goalkeepers Szczesny, Perin, Pinsoglio Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Bentancur Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Kean Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo Position Valencia squad Goalkeepers Neto, Domenech, Rivero Defenders Piccini, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gaya, Murillo, Lato, Vezo Midfielders Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes, Wass, Coquelin, Torres Forwards Rodrigo, Santi, Gameiro, Batshuayi Valencia starting XI: Neto; Gabriel, Kondogbia, Guedes, Parejo, Diakhaby, Gaya, Coquelin, Wass, Rodrigo, Santi MinaBetting & Match Odds Juventus are hot 2/5 favourites to win, according to bet365, while Valencia are priced at 8/1. The draw is 4/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Aside from six minutes of madness against Manchester United three weeks ago, it has been very much business as usual for Juventus this season.They have established their dominant position atop Serie A, having opened an eight-point gap to Napoli after only 13 matches, winning 12 of 13 fixtures, while they had boasted a perfect Champions League record until their uncharacteristic late collapse against the Red Devils.Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s match, victory over Young Boys in Switzerland next month would be enough for a place in the last 16, but such have been the standards in Turin, they expect to win the group. “Tomorrow we want to get through and secure first place, but Valencia are in good form,” Allegri said.Indeed, the coach believes that the defeat against Jose Mourinho’s club was actually a welcome jolt that reminded his team that they are vulnerable before a big Serie A clash with AC Milan that was won 2-0.“We can’t fall asleep like we did with Manchester United,” he said.“It’s just a matter of focus, and losing against United did us good because if not we’d have stumbled against Milan.“We must have respect for Valencia, they’ve only lost one of their last 10 matches. Tomorrow at 11pm we’ll know everything.”While Allegri is right to point out that the Spaniards have been tough to beat, they have made little headway in La Liga this term due to the fact they have drawn eight of their 13 matches.Marcelino’s men have won four of their last five games in all competitions, but in each of those victories their opponents have finished with 10 men.The Mestalla club, who face Real Madrid on Saturday, must find a path to victory at Juventus Stadium if they are to keep their Champions League hopes burning, and with a fully focused home team standing in their way, they are unlikely to be granted any presents in the way that Man Utd were.