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And now a literary prize worth $50,000 for South Asian writing, and the Goa Group of writers

To Build A Litprize

The moneybags of the Jaipur litfest—the construction company dsc—has ensured that its name will forever be associated with the litfest’s success by starting a literary prize on a scale we have never seen before in this part of the world. The award, worth $50,000, will be given at next year’s edition of the litfest for the year’s best novel. The advisory panel of five is still working out the details but here’s why everyone’s going to watch out for this prize: it promises to be transparent, with an elected, independent jury; it’s open to all novelists, South Asian as well as international (provided the theme is South Asian), writing in English or translated into English. Submissions—only through publishers—close on March 31.


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