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Jhumpa Lahiri wins DSC Prize for 2015

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri  

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri on Thursday won the $50,000 DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia’s top literary awards for her book, The Lowland.

The Prize celebrates writing on the South Asian region from writers across the globe and is given to the best novel or translations into English of a work on or about the region.

“This is an enormous honour for The Lowland and for me personally. I wish I was there in person to receive the award,” Ms. Lahiri said through a phone conversation from Rome. Publisher Caroline Newbury accepted the award on her behalf.

The prize was given by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Shesadri.

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