The South Asian Literature in Translation project from the University of Chicago is intended to connect the subcontinent with Anglophone publishing markets.
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.
France, Australia, US, China, Sudan, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand and more factor into the honors: New Bookstore of the Year category a popular favorite.