I have two pieces of news to share with you guys about the DSC South Asian Literature Festival. First, they have a survey about South Asian book markets. They want to measure public views on books with South Asian settings, characters, etc. The survey ends tomorrow (I know, I’m posting it kind of late) so please take a few minutes and fill it out! I’m very curious about the results!
Consumer survey: http://bit.ly/b0jtMP
The second tidbit I have to announce is that the shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been released. The lucky shortlisters:
Immortals by Amit Chaudhuri
The Story of a Widow by Musharraf Ali Farooqui
Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James
The Immigrant by Manju Kapur
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
Home Boy by HM Naqvi
I’m very excited about this list because I’ve already read one of the books and have two (The Immortals and The Immigrant) on my shelf waiting for me! I can’t wait to see what the final result is.