2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been won by Anuradha Roy [ Current Affairs ]

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The prestigious $50, 000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been won by Indian writer Anuradha Roy for her novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has awarded her with prize and a unique trophy in Colombo.

Image of Anuradha Roy

Image of Anuradha Roy

2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Her novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’ is based on the subject of violence against women and the story spinning around girl named whose is Nomi and she is set in Jarmuli, a city of temples.

About Anuradha Roy:

  • Anuradha Roy is novelist, journalist and editor.
  • Her first novel was An Atlas of Impossible Longing has been translated into 15 languages across the world.

Novels:

  • An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008),
  • The Folded Earth (2011) and
  • Sleeping on Jupiter (2015).

Awards and honors:

  • 2011 Crossword Book Award for The Folded Earth
  • 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for Sleeping on Jupiter

About DSC Prize for South Asian Literature:

  • It is a literary prize awarded organized annually to writers of any nationality or ethnicity writing about South Asia on themes such as culture, history, politics or people.
  • It was started from 2011 by DSC Limited, an Indian infrastructure and construction company.
  • The writers are chosen for their original full-length novel written in English or translated into English and published in the year preceding the judging of the prize.
  • 2, 800, 000 and a unique trophy is rewarded to each winner.

- Published on: January 18, 2016