By Ed Nawotka
The shortlist for the inaugural $50,000 DSC South Asian Literature prize — open to books published in English, or in an English-translation, on South Asian topics — includes:
Amit Chaudhuri: The Immortals (Picador India)
Musharraf Ali Farooqui: The Story of a Widow (Picador India)
Tania James: Atlas Of Unknowns (Pocket Books)
Manju Kapur: The Immigrant (Faber & Faber)
Neel Mukherjee: A Life Apart (Constable & Robinson)
HM Naqvi: Home Boy (HarperCollins India)
The winner will be announced next January at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival.
What has not been widely reported is the prize is an offshoot of the first annual DSC South Asian Literature Festival, which was held from October 15-25 in London and is now touring the rest of the UK through the end of the month.
One of the directors of the new festival is our Australian colleague and friend Jon Slack, who we’d like to congratulate on the event’s success in this first year.