“The shortlist that we have arrived at comprises six novels – for the good reason that the five jurors, located in five different countries, could not agree on just five novels. Three of our writers live in South Asia and three live abroad – which in fact may not come as a complete surprise. There is now a South Asia beyond South Asia.”
Sunita Narula, co-founder of DSC Prize, said each of the shortlisted books was a must read and together they represented the very best of South Asian fiction writing.
The winner will be announced on December 16 at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara