DSC Prize 2019 Archive

Scroll through to see the announcements, press coverage, the shortlisted and longlisted books and the jury panel for The DSC Prize 2019.

The Winner Announcement

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Amitabha Bagchi Wins The DSC Prize For South Asian Literature

16th December, Pokhara, Nepal: Amitabha Bagchi’s  brilliant novel “Half The Night Is Gone” has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The announcement was made at a special Award Ceremony at the IME Nepal Literature Festival today in the picturesque city of Pokhara. Honorable Mr Pradeep Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, along with Surina Narula, co-founder of the DSC Prize presented the winner’s trophy to Amitabha Bagchi in an event attended by key dignitaries, literary enthusiasts, writers and media.

2019 DSC Prize Winner - Half the night is gone - Amitabha Bagchi

Longlist for The DSC Prize 2019

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S Laskar

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S Laskar

The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto

The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto

Shortlist for The DSC Prize 2019

Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi

99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai

99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

Press Coverage

DSC Prize 2019 Jury Panel

Harish Trivedi

Harish Trivedi

Harish Trivedi (Jury Chair) former Professor of English at the University of Delhi, was visiting professor at the universities of Chicago...

Carmen Wickramagamage

Carmen Wickramagamage

Carmen Wickramagamage is Professor in English and Head of the Department of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 

Jeremy Tambling

Jeremy Tambling

Jeremy Tambling (BA York, M.Phil Nottingham, PhD, Essex) was Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong

Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit is the Editor and Co-Publisher of the Nepali Times newspaper in Kathmandu. He is a graduate of Columbia University...

Rifat Munim

Rifat Munim

Rifat Munim is a bilingual writer, essayist, and translator. He is the literary editor of Dhaka Tribune, a leading English daily...