The South Asian Literature prize

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The South Asian Literature prize
28th November 2014

Now what do Life of Pi, The Kite Runner and Slumdog Millionaire have in common? 

They're films adapted from South Asian novels, and the shortlist for the South Asian Literature prize has been announced. 

£30,000 is up for grabs to an author from any ethnicity or nationality, provided they write about South Asia. 

The  founder of the award Surina Narula, along with author Romesh Gunesekera who's made the shortlist and Keki Daruwalla who is on the judging panel joined Headline London.

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