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2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature conferred upon Anuradha Roy

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The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 has been conferred upon Anuradha Roy for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.

  • Her novel sleeping on Jupiter, deals with violence against women with story revolving around girl named Nomi and is set in Jarmuli, a city of temples.
  • US $50,000 DSC Prize and a trophy has been presented by Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to Anuradha Roy.
  • The jury panel was headed by journalist and writer Mark Tully.

2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature conferred upon Anuradha RoyPast 5 winners of Prize:
Jhumpa Lahiri for The Lowland
Cyrus Mistry for Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
Jeet Thayil for Narcopolis
Shehan Karunatilaka for Chinaman
HM Naqvi for Home Boy

About Anuradha Roy:
Ms Roy is an award-winning novelist, journalist and editor. Her first novel, “An Atlas of Impossible Longing” has been translated into fifteen languages across the world.

  • She studied English Literature at Presidency College, Calcutta and Cambridge University and is co-founder of Permanent Black, a publishing house started in 2000.


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

Awards & Recognitions:

  • 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (Sleeping on Jupiter)
  • 2011 Crossword Book Award winner (The Folded Earth)
  • 2015 Man Booker Prize shortlisted (Sleeping on Jupiter)

About the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature:
The US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature which was instituted by Surina Narula and Manhad Narula in 2010, is one of the most prestigious international literary awards specifically focused on South Asian writing.

  • It also encourages writing in regional languages and translations and the prize money is equally shared between the author and the translator in case a translated entry wins.