Fifteen titles are on the shortlist

Fifteen titles, including three translated works and four debut works, are in the race for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013 vying for a $50,000 prize money.

Translated works of two Malayalam authors, Anand and Benyamin have been chosen for their works “Book of Destruction” and “Goat Days”, respectively, while the translation of Marathi filmmaker Sachin Kundalkar’s debut book “Cobalt Blue” is also in the list.

There were over 65 entries for the coveted prize. Out of the 15 names in the longlist, three authors from the subcontinent have also been included.