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February 3, 2013

Thayil wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

dsc_prize1|By Benedicte Page

Indian writer Jeet Thayil has won the third DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, worth $50,000, for his debut novel Narcopolis (Faber).

Chair of the prize jury K Satchidandan, praised the “extreme verbal artistry and lyrical intensity” of the winning novel, set in Bombay in the 1970s and also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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