DSC Prize 2018 Archive

Scroll through to see the announcements, press coverage, the shortlisted and longlisted books and the jury panel for The DSC Prize 2018.

The Winner Announcement

Author Jayant Kaikini and translator Tej

Jayant Kaikini Along With Translator Tejaswini Niranjana Wins The DSC Prize 2018

25th January 2018; Kolkata, India: ‘No Presents Please’ originally written in Kannada by noted author Jayant Kaikini and translated into English by eminent translator Tejaswini Niranjana has been announced as the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in Kolkata, India. The DSC Prize has always encouraged writing in regional languages and translations, and this is the first time that a translated work has won the prize. This magnificent book gives us a protagonist that is vivid yet full of contradictions, spirited yet lonely, embattled yet big-hearted – the city of Mumbai. 

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Longlist for The DSC Prize 2018

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Saga of Satisar by Chandrakanta translated by Ranjana Kaul

The Saga of Satisar by Chandrakanta translated by Ranjana Kaul

Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Shortlist for The DSC Prize 2018

No Presents Please by Jayant Kaikini translated by Tejaswini Niranjana

No Presents Please by Jayant Kaikini translated by Tejaswini Niranjana

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph

Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph

Press Coverage

DSC Prize 2018 Jury Panel

Firdous Azim

Firdous Azim

Firdous Azim, is Professor of English at BRAC University, and a member of Naripokkho, a woman’s group in Bangladesh.

Claire Arminstead

Claire Arminstead

Claire Armitstead, is Associate Editor, Culture, for the Guardian. Over a twenty-five year career with the paper she has been a theatre crit

Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen, is a writer, actor and child-rights activist, and is the author of six books, translated into 15 languages across the world.

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee, is Professor of History and the Chancellor of Ashoka University. He was the founding Vice Chancellor of Ashoka Univers

Tissa Jayatilaka

Tissa Jayatilaka

Tissa Jayatilaka, has served as the Executive Director of the bi-national United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission (US-SLFC) since 1989.