Monday, October 21, 2013

Longlist announced For “The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014

DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2014 jury announced at the Goethe-Institute, Max Muller Bhavan the following books entry this year, Namely - Book of Destruction, Goat Days, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, The Watch, The Illicit Happiness of other People ,How to Get filthy rich in rising Asia, The Blind Man’s Garden, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, The Wildings, Scene from Early Life, On Sal Mal Lane, Cobalt Blue, The Hungary Ghosts, Foriegn, Thinner than Skin constitute the longlist. 
US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates literary fiction inspired by South Asia, its people, culture and diaspora. It is open to authors from across the globe and is among the richest awards for South Asian Fiction. The longlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014  announced at the Goethe-Institute,Max Muller Bhavan today, by noted Indian editor,writer and literary critic, Antara Dev Sen who chairs the jury panel for the prize.DSC Prize for South Asian Literature takes immense pride in announcing the Jury for its 2014 edition. To be chaired by Antara Dev Sen, noted Indian editor, writer and literary critic, the jury panel comprises international luminaries from the world of literature and books- Arshia Sattar, an eminent Indian translator, writer and a teacher, Ameena Saiyid, the MD of Oxford University Press in Pakistan, Rosie Boycott, acclaimed British journalist and editor and Paul Yamazaki, a veteran bookseller and one of the most respected names in the book trade in the US.
 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature takes immense pride in announcing the Jury for its 2014 edition. The panel brings with them a wide array of varied experience and also represents the interests and creative principles of writing pertaining to the South Asian region – an objective that the DSC Prize is dedicated to.
The jury panel is currently in the process of assessing the 65 entries received by the DSC Prize Secretariat from publishers all across the world. There has been a 30% growth in the number of entries received this year as compared to the inaugural DSC Prize 2011, with about a quarter of the entries coming in from UK, USA, Canada and Australia to supplement the entries from the South Asian countries. Over a period of three and a half months, the jury would rigorously evaluate the entries to arrive at a longlist to be announced in New Delhi in mid-October 2013, followed by the Shortlist (5-6 titles) announcement in London in mid-November 2013 and eventually the winner of the US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 would be announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur in end of January 2014.

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