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message 1: by Lily (last edited May 26, 2014 06:39AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014

Anand: The Book of Destruction (Translated by Chetana Sachidanandan; Penguin, India)
Benyamin: Goat Days (Translated by Joseph Koyippalli; Penguin, India)
Cyrus Mistry: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (Aleph Book Company, India) 2014 Winner
Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, India)
Nadeem Aslam: The Blind Man's Garden (Random House, India)
Nayomi Munaweera: Island of a Thousand Mirrors (Perera Hussein Publishing, Sri Lanka)

The US $50,000 prize is awarded for the best work of fiction pertaining to the South Asian region, published in English, including translations into English. In case a translated entry wins the award, the prize money would be shared equally between the author and the translator.

Antara Dev Sen (Jury Chair)-- founder editor of The Little Magazine, independent journal of ideas & letters
Arshia Sattar -- translator, writer and teacher
Ameena Saiyid -- Managing Director of Oxford University Press in Pakistan
Rosie Boycott -- journalist and editor.
Paul Yamazaki -- U.S. bookseller

http://dscprize.com/category/2014/jur... -- more on the jury members


The last three winners of the DSC Prize have been H.M. Naqvi from Pakistan (Home Boy: Harper Collins, India), Shehan Karunatilaka from Sri Lanka (Chinaman: Random House, India) and Jeet Thayil from India (Narcopolis: Faber & Faber, London).


message 2: by Lily (last edited Feb 26, 2015 07:12PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015
January 22, 2015.

The top ranking entries contending for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015 were (winner, short list, remainder of long list):

Jhumpa Lahiri: The Lowland (Vintage Books/Random House, India) -- Winner
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Mirror of Beauty (Penguin Books, India)
Bilal Tanweer: The Scatter Here Is Too Great (Vintage Books/Random House, India)
Kamila Shamsie: A God in Every Stone (Bloomsbury, India)
Romesh Gunesekera: Noontide Toll (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin, India)

Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoed (Bloomsbury,India)
Jaspreet Singh: Helium (Bloomsbury, India)
Meena Kandasamy: The Gypsy Goddess (Fourth Estate/Harper Collins, India)
Omar Shahid Hamid: The Prisoner (Pan Books/Pan Macmillan, India)
Rukmini Bhaya Nair: Mad Girl's Love Song (Harper Collins, India)

2/26/15 -- author and book links for Goodreads now complete.

"The shortlist was announced by an international five member jury panel that comprised: Keki Daruwalla, Indian writer and poet (Chair of the Jury); John Freeman, author, literary critic and former editor of Granta; Maithree Wickramasinghe, a professor of English at the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka and the University of Sussex and an expert on gender studies; Michael Worton, Emeritus Professor at University College London, who has written extensively on modern literature and art; and Razi Ahmed, founding director of the annual, not-for-profit Lahore Literary Festival. After intense reflection over the longlist comprising 10 books, out of a total pool of 75 initial entries, the jury selected the shortlist for this esteemed international award."


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