Amitav Ghosh, Uday Prakash & Jeet Thayil Shortlisted for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013.

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Jeet Thayil
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The list of six writers — three Indians, two Pakistani and one from Bangladesh — besides an American translator for the USD 50,000 prize is announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The finalist will be announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival January 2013.

The jury of poet K. Satchidanandan, critic Muneeza Shamsie, Elliot Bay author reading programme founder Rick Simonson, Kathmandu Literary Jatra director┬áSuvani Singh and Palestinian Festival of Literature co-founder Eleanor O’Keefe deliberated the list from a selection of 16 books.

Chair of the jury K. Satchidanandan said: “There were 81 entries for the prize this year, from authors and translators across India, Australia, Britain, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, reflecting the importance of South Asia’s rapidly expanding book market.”

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