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Two Indians authors among the list of five shortlisted for DSC Prize for the year 2015

Nov 28, 2014 12:10 IST

Two Indians authors namely Jhumpa Lahiri and Writer critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi were among the list of five authors shortlisted for DSC Prize for the year 2015. The shortlist for 2015 was announced on 27 November 2014.

The final winner of the award will be announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival. DSC Prize is one of the South Asia's biggest literary awards. The award carried 50000 US dollar prize money.

The finalists are:

• Bilal Tanweer for The Scatter Here is Too Great
• Jhumpa Lahiri for The Lowland
• Kamila Shamsie for A God in Every Stone
• Romesh Gunesekera for Noontide Toll
• Shamsur Rahman Faruqi for The Mirror of Beauty

Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Lowland is an intimate portrayal of two brothers and political passion. The novel was earlier shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for the year 2013. Her debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies had won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Indian Poet, novelist and literary critic Faruqi has been shortlisted for his novel The Mirror of Beauty which he translated from Urdu and deals with the sunset of the Mughal Empire.
Pakistani author Bilal Tanweer is on the shortlist for his debut book The Scatter Here Is Too Great, which won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for the year 2014.

Kamila Shamsie, also from Pakistan has been nominated for A God in Every Stone while Sri Lankan-born London based writer Romesh Gunesekera's Noontide Toll is also nominated. Gunesekera was a finalist at the Man Booker Prize for his novel Reef in 1994.

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