Cyrus Mistry bags 'DSC prize for South Asian literature 2014'

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Cyrus Mistry has been honoured with 4th DSC prize for South Asian literature at Jaipur Literature Festival 2014. He received the $ 50,000 prize for his book "Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer" beating tough competition from other 5 finalists. 

Key Points

  • The annual award is open to any authors who writes about South Asia with themes such as culture, politics, history, people etc.
  • Only original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English are eligible for consideration.
  • The novels must be published in the year preceding the year of award.
  • The prize was instituted in 2010 by the sponsors of 'Jaipur Literature Festival' DSC Limited - an Indian infrastructure and construction company.

Previous Winners

  • H.M. Naqvi for 'Home Boy' in 2011
  • Shehan Karunatilaka for 'Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew' in 2012 
  • Jeet Thayil for his debut novel 'Narcopolis' in 2013
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