Said by the jury to evoke the sensibilities of Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit, Amitabha Bagchi’s ‘Half the Night Is Gone’ wins the DSC Prize in Nepal.
‘There’s now a South Asia beyond South Asia,’ says jury chair Harish Trivedi in his London announcement of this year’s DSC Prize shortlist.
The 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature’s 15-title longlist includes seven debut novelists and was chosed from 90 submissions this year.
Moving to a different market each year, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature this year will fête its winner in Nepal.
At the award ceremony in Bangladesh this year, the DSC Prize this year goes to Anuk Arudpragasam for his debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.