We're delighted to share news that two DGA authors have reached The Hindu Prize 2017 Shortlist. The prize, which recognises the best work of Indian literary fiction of the year, was announced at The Hindu Lit for Life Annual Lecture on Saturday 28th October.
From DGA, When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy are on the list alongside Leila by Prayaag Akbar, The Small Town Sea by Anees Salim and Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan.
The winner will be announced at the Lit for Life event to be held in January 2018.
The jury comprised Ananya Vajpeyi, Chandan Gowda, Gauri Viswanathan, Jonathan Gil Harris and Kamini Mahadevan.
Submissions were invited in April and close to a 100 entries came in from writers across the country.
The jury whittled this down to a long list of 45 books and then zeroed in on the five that made it to the shortlist.
The first award was given in 2010 to Manu Joseph for his novel Serious Men, and last year, the winner was Kiran Doshi’s Jinnah Often Came To Our House.
Good luck to all involved!