DSC Prize for South Asian Literature: Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’, Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ among books in longlist

jhumpa_lahiri-620x412Four Indian authors including three poets are among ten writers longlisted for the US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Popular novelists Khaled Hosseini and Jhumpa Lahiri have also made to the longlist for their books And the Mountains Echoed and The Lowland.

While Toronto-based author Jaspreet Singh has been chosen for his book Helium, a lookback of the 1984 riots, poets Meena Kandasamy, Rukmini Bhaya Nair and Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, have been longlisted for their books, The Gypsy Goddess, Mad Girl’s Love Song and The Mirror of Beauty respectively. The last is the sole translation in the list announced here today.

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