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‘Chinaman’ wins 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunathilake has won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his critically acclaimed novel ‘Chinaman’.  The $50,000 prize was presented to Karunathilake during a ceremony at the Jaipur Literary Festival which closed Sunday.   The title of the novel refers to the relatively rare …

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A THIRD of South Asians touched by corruption

More than one in three south Asians say they were forced to bribe officials in the last year, mainly for services they were legally entitled to, an international anti-corruption watchdog has found. A survey released by Berlin-based Transparency International in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu showed bribery has become so endemic …

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2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature longlist announced

The long list for the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been announced with both established and debut writers vying for the $50,000 prize.     Notable debut works on the longlist are Bombay based journalist Manu Joseph’s ‘Serious Men’, along with Kishwar Desai’s acclaimed ‘Witness The Night’, …

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Two South Asian novelists among Orange Prize 2011 longlist

Two critically acclaimed Asian authors have been named to the longlist of this year’s Orange Book Prize. Sri Lankan born Roma Tearne and Indian author Tishani Doshi have made it to this year’s 20-strong list for the prestigious fiction prize. Tearne is nominated for The Swimmer; her 2010 novel set …

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