02/11/2017

Anjali Joseph shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

The Living by UEA alumna Anjali Joseph has been shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, which is worth $25,000 to the winner. Anjali (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2008 and from the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2014. Earlier this year she was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story ‘Everlasting Lucifer’. Her first novel Saraswati Park was published in 2010 and won a Betty Trask Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was joint winner of India’s Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction, as well as being shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, the Ondaatje Prize, and the Hindu Literary Prize. Another Country, her second novel, was published in 2012 and was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. The Living, her third novel, was published by 4th Estate last year. The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be announced at the Dhaka Literary Festival in Bangladesh on 18th November.

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