Jhumpa Lahiri Wins DSC Prize For 2015

  • Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri won the $50,000 DSC Prize for Literature,
  • DSC Prize for Literature is  one of South Asia’s top literary awards for her book, The Lowland .
  • The Prize celebrates writing on the South Asian region from writers across the globe and is given to the best novel or translations into English of a work on or about the region.
  • Ms. Lahiri said through a phone conversation from Rome: This is an enormous honour for The Lowland and for me personally. I wish I was there in person to receive the award.
  • The prize was given by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Shesadri.