KARACHI: Authors Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid are contending for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Shamsie’s seventh novel Home Fire and Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, which made it to the Man Booker Prize shortlist, are up against four other authors for the prize.

The annual international literary honour awards a monetary prize to authors writing about South Asia and its people, says a Dawn.com report. In its eight year, the DSC Prize has shortlisted six books which are in the run to win $25,000.

Four of the six titles on the shortlist are by Indian origin authors: Jayant Kaikini’s No Presents Please, Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous, Neel Mukherjee’s A State Of Freedom, and Sujit Saraf’s Harilal & Sons. The shortlist was announced at a special event at the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Published in Dawn, November 16th, 2018

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