Madhuri Vijay named in prestigious DSC literature prize

Madhuri Vijay named in prestigious DSC literature prize

AgenciesUpdated: Friday, November 08, 2019, 01:20 AM IST
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London: Bengaluru-born Hawaii-based debutant author Madhuri Vijay, who has just been crowned with the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, India's richest, could be in for a rare double as she has been named in the shortlist of the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature that was announced here on Wednesday night.

Vijay, whose novel "The Far Field" is set against a complex personal story in the backdrop of the conflict in Kashmir in the 1990s, is among the six authors named at a glittering event at the London School of Economics by jury chair Harish Trivedi.

The shortlist includes four Indian authors and two authors of Pakistani and Afghan origin.

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