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Who will be South Asia's best writer?

The US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, which is a platform for the cultural diversity of South Asian writing will award its second winner on today at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, one of the biggest literary festivals in the region. 


The nominees are: UR Ananthamurthy: Bharathipura (Oxford University Press, India, Translated by Susheela Punitha); Chandrakanta: A Street in Srinagar (Zubaan Books, India, Translated by Manisha Chaudhry); Usha KR: Monkey-man (Penguin/Penguin India), Shehan Karunatilaka: Chinaman (Random House, India); Tabish Khair: The Thing About Thugs (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins-India) and Kavery Nambisan: The Story that Must Not Be Told (Viking/Penguin India). Watch this space for the winner.


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