Asian literature prize long list goes up to 16

September 22nd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Two more books have joined the long list of 14 books for the first DSC Prize for South Asian Literature taking the total number of books to 16, a statement issued by the organisers said here Wednesday.
The books are “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders” by Daniyal Mueenuddin and “A World Apart” by Neel Mukherjee.

The prize carries a purse of $50,000.

The long list includes “Way to Go” by Upamanyu Chatterjee, “The Middleman” by Mani Sankar Mukherjee, “The Immortals” by Amit Chaudhuri, “Arzee the Dwarf” by Chandrahas Choudhury, “The Story of a Widow” by M.A. Farooqui, “A Disobedient Girl” by Ru Freeman, “Neti Neti” by Anjum Hassan, “Atlas of Unknowns” by Tania James, “The Immigrant” by Manju Kapur, “Home Boy” by H.M. Naqvi, “The Hour Past Midnight” by Salma, “The Wish Maker” by Ali Sethi, “Chef” by Jaspreet Singh and “The Temple Goers” by Aatish Taseer.

The shortlist of six books will be announced in October-end at the DSC South Asian Literature Festival in London and the winner at the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2010.

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