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‘The Story of a Brief Marriage’ wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Anuk Arudpragasam has won the ​US$25,000 (A$33,110) DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel, ​The Story of a Brief Marriage (Granta), reports the Guardian.

Arudpragasam’s novel is ‘a fable-like story’ about the impact of war, concerning the marriage of a boy and girl, Dinesh and Ganga, in the dying days of the bloody conflict in the Tamil-majority north-east of Sri Lanka.

Judge Ritu Menon said The Story of a Brief Marriage ‘is impressive for its intensity and rich detail, and for exploring the tragic heart of war with such quiet eloquence’. ‘It is also a testament to the redemptive power of love, and to the human spirit’s capacity for hope’, said Menon.

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature awards the best work of fiction featuring the South Asian region and its people.

 

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