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Author Jhumpa Lahiri has won the DSC Award for South Asian fiction for her recent novel, The Lowland. DSC judge Keki N Daruwalla described The Lowland as “a superb novel written in restrained prose with moments of true lyricism” written “by a writer at the height of her powers”.
The longlist for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction was released on January 12th, and includes five women writers out of a total of sixteen. With the exception of 2011, there have been an average of only one or two women writers on the list in previous years.
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