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Benyamin and Mohsin Hamid, two of the shortlisted authors
Benyamin and Mohsin Hamid, two of the shortlisted authors

The shortlist of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 was announced recently. From a longlist comprising 15 books, the jury chose Book of Destruction by Anand (translated by Chetana Sachidanandan), Goat Days by Benyamin (translated by Joseph Koyippalli), Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid, The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam and Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature carries an award of US $50,000 for the winner to honour the best writing about the South Asian region.

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