DSC Prize 2017 Archive

Scroll through to see the announcements, press coverage, the shortlisted and longlisted books and the jury panel for The DSC Prize 2017.

The Winner Announcement

Anuk Arudpragasam wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017

Anuk Arudpragasam wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017

18th November 2017; Dhaka, Bangladesh: Anuk Arudpragasam has been announced as the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage at the Dhaka Lit Fest in Bangladesh. Told in meditative, nuanced and powerful prose, this shattering novel marks the arrival of an extraordinary new literary voice. In a glittering award ceremony, the US $25,000 DSC Prize was awarded to the winner along with a unique trophy by Hon’ble Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance of Bangladesh.

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Longlist for The DSC Prize 2017

1. Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Ba

The Living by Anjali Joseph

1. Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Ba

The Parcel by Anosh Irani

1. Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Ba

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

1. Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Ba

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

Shortlist for The DSC Prize 2017

The Living by Anjali Joseph

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

Press Coverage

DSC Prize 2017 Jury Panel

Senath Walter Perera

Senath Walter Perera

Senath Walter Perera, Senior Professor in English, University of Peradeniya, obtained his doctorate from UNB, Canada, on a Commonwealth scho

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist who has written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times, Time Magazine and Newsweek.

Valentine Cunningham

Valentine Cunningham

Valentine Cunningham is Oxford University Professor Emeritus of English language and Literature, and Emeritus Fellow in English at Corpus Ch

Steven Bernstein

Steven Bernstein

Steven Bernstein ASC, DGA is a screenwriter, director, author, cinematographer and lecturer.

Ritu Menon

Ritu Menon

Ritu Menon (Jury Chair) is a feminist publisher and writer, co-founder of Kali for Women, Asia’s first feminist press.