Indian writer, journalist and editor Anuradha Roy received the prestigious 50,000 USD DSC Prize for South Asian Literature at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka today 17th January, 2016. She won this accolade for her latest novel, ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’. Anuradha received her trophy from Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe. The novel was also in the running for this edition of Man Booker prize.
Chair of the judging panel Mark Tully said, “We chose Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy because of its elegance, flair and readability. It raises many issues succinctly and with commendable economy of words. Among the issues raised are the power of memory and myth, religious hypocrisy, sexuality, abuse and other forms of violence. The novel contains powerful portraits of both major and minor characters. We believe this book will be a source of inspiration to other writers.”
Ms. Roy won the award by toppling 73 other entries from across the globe. Anuradha Roy’s first novel, ‘An Atlas of Impossible Longing’ is well read and has already been trans;lat