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12:00 AM, October 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 05, 2019

Longlist for the dsc Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

The US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, which is now in its ninth year, announced its keenly awaited longlist on September 25, 2019. The longlist of 15 novels, which represent the best in South Asian fiction writing, was unveiled by the chair of the jury panel Harish Trivedi at a special event at the Oxford Bookstore in New Delhi.

The longlisted entries contending for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 are:

 

·      Akil Kumarasamy: Half Gods (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, USA)

·      Amitabha Bagchi: Half the Night is Gone (Juggernaut Books, India)

·      Devi S. Laskar: The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint Press, USA)

·      Fatima Bhutto: The Runaways (Viking, Penguin Random House, India, and Viking, Penguin Random

House, UK)

·      Jamil Jan Kochai: 99 Nights in Logar (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury, India & UK, and Viking, Penguin

Random House, USA)

·      Madhuri Vijay: The Far Field (Grove Press, Grove Atlantic, USA)

·      Manoranjan Byapari: There’s Gunpowder in the Air (Translated by Arunava Sinha, Eka, Amazon

Westland, India)

·      Mirza Waheed: Tell Her Everything (Context, Amazon Westland, India)

·      Nadeem Zaman: In the Time of the Others (Picador, Pan Macmillan, India)

·      Perumal Murugan: A Lonely Harvest (Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Penguin Books, Penguin

Random House, India)

·      Rajkamal Jha: The City and the Sea (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House, India)

·      Sadia Abbas: The Empty Room (Zubaan Publishers, India)

·      Shubhangi Swarup: Latitudes of Longing (HarperCollins, HarperCollins, India)

·      T. D. Ramakrishnan: Sugandhi alias Andal Devanayaki (Translated by Priya K. Nair, Harper Perennial,

HarperCollins, India)

·              Tova Reich: Mother India (Macmillan, Pan Macmillan, India)

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