Dhaka, Dec 16 – Amitabha Bagchi’s novel ‘Half The Night Is Gone’ has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The announcement was made at a special Award Ceremony at the IME Nepal Literature Festival in the picturesque city of Pokhara on Monday.
Pradeep Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, along with Surina Narula, co-founder of the DSC Prize, presented the winner’s trophy to Amitabha Bagchi in an event attended by key dignitaries, literary enthusiasts, writers and media, said a press release.
The DSC Prize has always encouraged diverse voices that bring alive the layered nuances of South Asian life, and Bagchi’s novel, a post-colonial saga that unfolds over three generations, adroitly explores human relationships and the intertwining of fates and cultures in a thoroughly Indian context.
The novel’s amazing attention to details, the inventive use of language, and it’s memorable well-defined
characters make it an outstanding read.
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 was judged by a diverse and distinguished five-member jury panel comprising eminent figures drawn from the international literary fraternity who have worked in or around South Asian literature and issues. – UNB