After DSC Prize, Sri Lankan author bags Shakti Bhatt award
November 22, 2017  15:00
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam, who won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature on Saturday, has now bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his debut novel "The Story of a Brief Marriage", set in the backdrop of the civil war.

The jury of Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas chose Arudpragasam's book over Prayaag Akbar's "Leila", Hirsh Sawhney's "South Haven", "How I Became a Tree" by Sumana Roy, Tripti Lahiri's "Maid In India" and "These Circuses that Sweep Through the Landscape" by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm.

Now in its tenth year, the prize was set up in 2008 in memory of young writer Shakti Bhatt to encourage authors from the sub-continent. The prize is a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a trophy. The award ceremony will take place on December 20.  -- PTI
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