6 NRI authors shortlisted for UK Literary Prize

INGENUuklpUK based Neel Mukherjee is among 6 authors of Indian origin who have been shortlisted for the $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Also on the list are Mirza Waheed, US based Akhil Sharma and India based writers K R Meera, Raj Kamal Jha and Anuradha Roy.

The six compete for the prize launched in 2010 for the best work of fiction on South Asia. The shortlist was chosen by an international jury panel headed by journalist and author Mark Tully who said one of the most striking features of the list is the quality of writing.

Mukherjee is on the list for ‘The Lives of Others’ ; Mr Waheed for ‘The Book of Gold Leaves’; Mr Sharma for ‘Family LIfe’; Meera for ‘Hang Woman’, Indian Express chief editor Mr Jha is up for ‘She Will Build Him a CIty’ and Ms Roy for ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’.

The winner of the 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be announced at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka on January 16 next year.