UWA Publishing book The Walls of Delhi by Uday Prakash, translated by Jason Grunebaum, has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013.
The DSC Prize is the leading international prize for South Asian literature that is awarded for the best work of fiction based on South Asia, published in English, including translations into English, and is not dependent on authors' ethnicity.
The winner of this award receives US$50,000 in prize money, with the amount to be equally shared between the author and the translator.
A total of 81 books were nominated for this year's prize, from which the jury compiled the longlist of 16 and a subsequent shortlist of six books, which they felt best represented the diverse cultural landscapes of South Asia.
According to the Chair of the DSC Prize Jury, K Satchidanandan: "The six shortlisted books from different countries represent the diversity of South Asian fiction in terms of theme as well as idiom...the choice was not easy as we had sixteen outstanding works to choose from but we were unanimous in our final choice."
The winner will be announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2013.
Find out more about the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature at http://www.dscprize.com