Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
The DSC Prize has shortlisted six books which are in the racing to win the US $25,000.
The longlist was announced on October 10 and on November 14 the shortlist was announced.
Pakistani authors Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid are contending for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Kamila Shamsie’s seventh novel Home Fire and Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, which made it to the Man Booker Prize shortlist, are up against the four of the six titles by Indian writers.
The annual international literary honor grants a financial prize to authors writing on South Asia and its kin. In its eight years, the DSC Prize has shortlisted six books which are in the racing to win the US $25,000.
Presenting the shortlist for The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018! pic.twitter.com/tgGYcAzQkQ
— The DSC Prize (@thedscprize) November 14, 2018
Four of the six titles on the shortlist are by Indian origin authors: Jayant Kaikini’s No Presents Please, Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous, Neel Mukherjee’s A State Of Freedom, and Sujit Saraf’s Harilal & Sons.
The shortlist was announced at a special event at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
The final award will be announced at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet which would take place in Kolkata, India between January 22 and January 27, 2019.