Meera’s Hangwoman in DSC prize shortlist

November 28, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:49 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Writer K.R. Meera

Writer K.R. Meera

: K.R. Meera’s award-winning novel Hangwoman has found a place in the shortlist of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016.

Hangwoman is one of the six works of fiction figuring in the shortlist for the $50,000-award given annually to an author from any ethnicity or nationality whose works are about South Asia and its people, according to the DSC prize website. The novel has been translated into English by J. Devika.

The works that figure in the shortlist are: Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Faber & Faber, UK), Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy (Hachette, India), Hangwoman by K.R. Meera (Penguin, India), The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed (Viking/Penguin India), The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee (Vintage/Penguin Random House, UK) and She Will Build Him A City by Raj Kamal Jha (Bloomsbury, India).

The shortlist was announced at a gathering of literati at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday.

The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 will be announced at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka, on January 16, the website said.

Last year, the prize was won by Indo-American author Jhumpa Lahiri for her novel The Lowlands .

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.