DSC Prize for South Asian Literature announced

January 2016, Miscellaneous

In Brief:


India’s Anuradha Roy won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, which deals with the subject of violence against women. At the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Galle, about 130 km south of Colombo, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented her the prize, which carried a cash award of $50,000 and a trophy. Mark Tully, chair of the jury, said: “We chose Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy because of its elegance, flair and readability. It raises many issues succinctly and with commendable economy of words.”

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