Anuradha Roy has been announced the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel 'Sleeping on Jupiter' at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was the chief guest on the occasion, awarded 50,000 dollars as DSC Prize along with a unique trophy to the winner, reports the Lanka Page.
Wickremesinghe also commented on the importance of South Asian literature and the crucial role it plays to improve the lives of the people in this region.
Mark Tully added that 'Sleeping on Jupiter' was awarded because of its elegance, flair and readability.
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an established international literary prize that awards the best work in South Asian fiction each year.