Mon, 20/01/2014 - 12:38
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 has been given to Cyrus Mistry for his novel Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (Aleph Book Company, India).
Mistry becomes the second Indian to win the prize, and was awarded $50,000 and a trophy at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.
Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer is a...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 15:22
Indian writer Jeet Thayil has won the third DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, worth $50,000, for his debut novel Narcopolis (Faber).
Chair of the prize jury K Satchidandan, praised the "extreme verbal artistry and lyrical intensity" of the winning novel, set in Bombay in the 1970s and also shortlisted for the...
Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:12
Jeet Thayil, who missed out on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction last night, has been longlisted for the £32,000 DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2013, for his debut Narcopolis (Faber).
Chair of the jury K Satchidanandan praised the 16-strong longlist, and said: "They were charmingly diverse in their theme and...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 14:28
One of the founders of PalFest, Eleanor O’Keeffe, is to join the judging panel for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013.
O’Keeffe, who also founded and runs cultural events company 5 x 15, joins Pakistani writer and critic Muneeza Shamsie; festival director of Kathmandu Literary Jatra Suvani Singh; and Rick...
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 08:10
Salman Rushdie has expressed his "outrage" following a report in The Hindu that claims that his personal safety would be under threat if he attended the Jaipur Literary Festival were invented by Rajasthan police.
Rushdie withdrew from the...
Tue, 25/10/2011 - 08:30
The six shortlisted books competing to win 2012’s $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature have been unveiled.
They are: U R Ananthamurthy’s Bharathipura, translated by Susheela Punitha (OUP, India); Chandrakanta’s A Street in Srinagar yranslated by Manisha Chaudhry (Zubaan Books, India); Usha...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:35
Hamish Hamilton has acquired Home Boy by H M Naqvi, winner of the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in January this year.
Publishing director Simon Prosser bought British Commonwealth rights from Margaret Halton at Rogers, Coleridge and White to the novel, which was originally published in the US in 2009 by Shaye...
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 08:37
Amit Chaudhuri and Neel Mukherjee have both made the shortlist for the inaugural $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Chaudhuri's The Immortals (Picador India) will compete against Neel Mukherjee's A Life Apart (Constable & Robinson), as wll as The Story of a Widow by Musharraf Ali...