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Thayil misses out on Man Booker but makes South Asia longlist

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Man Booker finalist Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis, is one of sixteen authors on the longlist for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, alongside two debut novels, several from Oxbridge and Harvard alumni, and one from a cricketing expert. 

'Narcopolis' by Jeet Thayil was a Booker finalist and is longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. ©All rights reserved - Faber & Faber

The Prize for South Asian Literature may only be two years old -- three by the time the 2013 winner is revealed -- but that winner is announced as part of January's Jaipur Literature Festival, a major book event for Asia.

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