DSC Prize 2016 Archive

Scroll through to see the announcements, press coverage, the shortlisted and longlisted books and the jury panel for The DSC Prize 2016.

The Winner Announcement

Anuradha Roy wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016

Anuradha Roy Wins The DSC Prize For South Asian Literature 2016

16th January 2016; Sri Lanka: Anuradha Roy has been announced as the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel, Sleeping on Jupiter at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. In a glittering ceremony, the US $50,000 DSC Prize along with a unique trophy was awarded by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the winner.

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Longlist for The DSC Prize 2016

Don’t Let Him Know by Sandip Roy

Don’t Let Him Know by Sandip Roy

She Will Build Him A City by Raj Kamal Jha

She Will Build Him A City by Raj Kamal Jha

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Shortlist for The DSC Prize 2016

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

She Will Build Him a City by Raj Kamal Jha

She Will Build Him a City by Raj Kamal Jha

The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed

The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed

Press Coverage

DSC Prize 2016 Jury Panel

Dennis Walder

Dennis Walder

Dennis Walder was born and brought up in Cape Town, and is a graduate of the Universities of Cape Town and Edinburgh...

Karen Allman

Karen Allman

Karen Allman has worked as a bookseller for over twenty-five years, first at Seattle’s pioneering Red and Black Bookstore Collective, and...

Mark Tully

Mark Tully

Mark Tully (Jury Chair) was born in Calcutta, did his schooling in Darjeeling and completed his masters in History and Theology from...

Neloufer de Mel

Neloufer de Mel

Neloufer de Mel is Senior Professor of English at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the author of...

Syed Manzoorul Islam

Syed Manzoorul Islam

Syed Manzoorul Islam, fiction writer, translator, art critic and curator teaches English at the University of Dhaka. Apart from academic...