[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Prajwal Parajuly

Touted as ‘The Next Big Thing in South Asian Fiction’ Prajwal Parajuly, talks to us about his debut novel, Land Where I Flee.

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sharmila Chauhan

Sharmila Chauhan talks about her new play, The Husbands, a thought provoking production, directed by Janet Steel

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[22 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

MARCH
2nd, Hanif Kureishi, Guildhall, Bath Literature Festival, 8pm, £9
5-12th, Nirbhaya, a dramatic performance based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, £22.50
12th, Capital: A portrait of 21st Century Delhi, Rana Dasgupta in conversation with Amelia Gentleman, Asia House, £10
17th, c/d for Mslexia Short Story Competition, for unpublished stories of up to 2,200 on any subject
27th, Anjali Joseph and Prajwal Parajuly in conversation, Corpus Christi College, Oxford Literary Festival, 2pm, £11
28th, Kamila Shamsie – A God in Every Stone, Christ Church Blue Boar, Oxford Literary Festival, 12pm, …

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[21 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 Books Round Up

I have a confession. Sometimes I can become a little too obsessed with my fellow writers. In my enthusiasm to give Asian writers a platform to showcase their work and my commitment to find the best emerging talents, I can become (a bit of) an online stalker.
Bilal Tanweer is one of the victims of such stalking. I have followed him (albeit virtually) right from when he was named as Granta’s first new voice in 2011 (has it been that long, really?) to when he was selected for a residency at …

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[20 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cyrus Mistry wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Cyrus Mistry was awarded The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his second novel, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer this weekend (Jan 18, 2014).
Mistry was awarded the $50,000 prize (just over £30,000) at a ceremony held at this year’s ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer tells the story of doomed love in the little-known community of Parsi corpse-bearers in Bombay. It is the second time the prize has been awarded to an Indian writer.
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is awarded to the best work …

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[2 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Minoli Salgado, SI Leeds Literary Prize winner 2012

 
The SI Leeds Literary Prize is now open for entries. The biennial award is for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women residing in the UK and has a prize fund over £3,000.
In its inaugural year, the £2000 first prize was awarded to Sri Lankan writer, Minoli Salgado, who heard about the prize online.
Salgado has been writing since she was an undergrad, and has found publishing success with her poetry and short stories in several journals.  At the time of entering, she hadn’t yet found a home for her debut …