DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asian themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. It is for an original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English. The award is for novels published in the year preceding the judging of the prize. The winner is announced at the… (more)

 

2014 selection

The Lowland

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014

by Jhumpa Lahiri

National Book Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that...


2013 selection

Narcopolis: A Novel

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013

by Jeet Thayil

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

 

Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis across three decades. A rich, hallucinatory...


2011 selection

Home Boy: A Novel

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2011

by H. M. Naqvi

“Naqvi’s fast-paced plot, foul-mouthed erudition and pitch-perfect dialogue make for a stellar debut.”

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

They are renaissance men. They are bons vivants. They are three...