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18 Apr 2019, 16:37 HRS IST
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  • More publishers outside South Asia publishing region's writing
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  • senters of the DSC Prize say that while the number of entries has grown over the years, what is interesting is the number of new writers who are writing about the region and the range of the issues that are getting written about.

    Over the years the DSC Prize has received submissions from publishers which include a healthy mix of emerging and first time fiction writers apart from the well established authors who have already made their mark, they say.

    The first two winners of the DSC Prize - H M Naqvi of Pakistan and Shehan Karunatilaka of Sri Lanka – were awarded for their debut novels.

    Other winners of the prestigious award are Jeet Thayil, Cyrus Mistry, Jhumpa Lahiri and Anuradha Roy. In line with its South Asian essence, the DSC Prize award ceremony is held in various South Asian countries by rotation. The winner of the DSC Prize 2015 was announced in Jaipur, while the winner of the prize in 2016 was announced at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.

    This year, it is the turn of Bangladesh. 

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