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07 Oct 2011 - 24 Oct 2011

London | DSC South Asian Literature Festival

The DSC South Asian Literature Festival in London offers a unique platform for South Asian storytelling, combining the written word with rich imagery, film, music, performance and art across two weeks in October. The Festival aims to generate interest and discussion about the themes and literary heritage of the subcontinent, reach out to new audiences across the UK, and present an unmatched platform for established and emerging voices alike. The Festival programme includes over 80 authors, poets, artists and broadcasters who participate in 54 events at 17 leading cultural venues across London. The 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Longlist has been announced. The longlist for the prestigious $50,000 prize, which selects the finest writing from or focusing on South Asia,  includes both established and debut writers, as well as three translated works. The shortlist for the Prize will be announced at the closing night of the DSC South Asian Literature Festival on 24 October at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, with the winner being announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in India in January 2012.