Three Indian writers are in the running for the $50,000 DSC South Asian literature Prize given to the best novel thematically linked to the South Asian region.
Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis, Uday Prakash's The Walls of Delhi and Amitav Ghosh's River of Smoke are among the six authors,
including a translator, who have been shortlisted for the prize.
Others in the shortlist announced at the May Fair Hotel here last evening are Jamil Ahmad (The Wandering Falcon), Tahmima Anam (The Good Muslim) and Mohammed Hanif (Our Lady of Alice Bhatti).
The prize will be announced during the Jaipur Literature Festival in January.