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Lahiri wins 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has won the 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel The Lowland (Bloomsbury). Lahiri’s novel was selected from a shortlist of five to win the US$50,000 (A$62,409) prize, which is awarded annually to the best work of fiction pertaining to the South Asian region published in English in the previous calendar year. Judge chair Keki N Daruwalla described the winning book as ‘a superb novel written in restrained prose with moments of true lyricism’. ‘The novel is partly political and partly familial, starting with an unromanticised account of the Indian Naxalite movement and ending with a series of individual emotional resolutions,’ he said. The winner was announced during the Jaipur Literature Festival, which runs from 21-25 January. For more information, visit the DSC Prize website here.



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