- Kannada writer Jayant Kaikini was given the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 for ‘No Presents Please’. He shared the award with Tejaswini Niranjana who translated the book.
- According to the prize presenter, “No Presents Please” is vivid yet full of contradictions, spirited yet lonely, embattled yet big-hearted – the city of Mumbai.
- The award was announced at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
- Other shortlisted books for the award were Pakistani-British novelist Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, Pakistani novelist’s Mohsin Hamid: Exit West, Neel Mukherjee’s A State Of Freedom, Sujit Saraf’s Harilal & Sons and Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous.
- The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was instituted in 2010 by its founder, Surina Narula.
- The Prize carries an award of US $25,000 and over the last six years the prize has generated tremendous response in international literary forums.
Chief Guest Ruskin Bond along with the founders of the DSC Prize presented the award to the winning author Jayant Kaikini and translator Tejaswini Niranjana for their brilliant book No Presents Please.#dscprize #dscprize2018 #southasianliterature pic.twitter.com/aqbQJd5YlV
— The DSC Prize (@thedscprize) January 26, 2019