Two Pakistani authors, Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid have been shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Shamsie's seventh novel Home Fire and Hamid's Exit West have been selected to compete against four other authors for the prize.
The winner will be awarded $25,000.
Presenting the shortlist for The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018! pic.twitter.com/tgGYcAzQkQ— The DSC Prize (@thedscprize) November 14, 2018
Other than two Pakistani authors, four of the six titles on the shortlist are by Indian 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.
Previously, the British-Pakistani authors were longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker prize.
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