Arundhati Roy, Jeet Thayil, Tabish Khair in DSC Prize longlist

NEW DELHI: Works of popular authors like Arundhati Roy, Jeet Thayil, Tabish Khair, Mohsin Hamid and Kamila Shamsie are among 16 novels longlisted for the USD 25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018.

The longlist, announced here Wednesday, features books by six women authors and three women translators, and two debut novels. It has four translated works where the original writings were in Assamese, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.

Among the books in the longlist are: “All The Lives We Never Lived” (Anuradha Roy); “The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness” (Arundhati Roy); “The Saga Of Satisar” (Chandrakanta, translated by Ranjana Kaul); “Temporary People” (Deepak Unnikrishnan); “No Presents Please” (Jayant Kaikini, translated by Tejaswini Niranjana) and “The Book Of Chocolate Saints” (Jeet Thayil).

“Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie; “Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous” (Manu Joseph); “Exit West” (Mohsin Hamid); “A State Of Freedom” (Neel Mukherjee); “Poonachi” (Perumal Murugan, translated by N Kalyan Raman); “Leila” (Prayaag Akbar); “Chinatown Days” (Written and translated by Rita Chowdhury); “Marriage Of A Thousand Lies” (S J Sindu); “Harilal & Sons” (Sujit Saraf) and “Night Of Happiness” (Tabish Khair) complete the longlist. (AGENCIES)