Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature comprises eminent personalities from the world of literature and represents a wide canvas of experience and a judicious mix in terms of gender, geographies and expertise. Apart from guiding the prize process, the key role of the Advisory Committee is to nominate and help select the Judging Panel.

Antara Dev Sen

Antara Dev Sen

Antara Dev Sen (Jury Chair) is founder editor of The Little Magazine, the independent journal of ideas and letters, the first Indian magazine to focus on contemporary South Asian literature and offer it in English translation. Sen is also a … More »

Eleanor O’Keeffe

Eleanor O’Keeffe

Eleanor O’Keeffe is the founder-director of 5×15, a cultural events company based in London that operates in New York, Paris, Milan and Sydney. Before moving to London, she was co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival from 2006-08 as well as … More »

Michael Worton

Michael Worton

Michael Worton is Emeritus Professor of Arts at UCL (University College London), having retired in October 2013 from being Vice-Provost of UCL and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature. He has written extensively on modern literature and on art … More »

Muneeza Shamsie

Muneeza Shamsie

Muneeza Shamsie is a Pakistani writer and critic and the author of a literary history, Hybrid Tapestries: the Development of Pakistani Literature in English  (OUP, forthcoming  2016). She is a member of the International Advisory Board of The Journal of … More »

Rick Simonson

Rick Simonson

Rick Simonson has worked at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company, one of the US’s leading independent bookstores, since 1976. He is senior buyer and also founded, and co-direct’s Elliott Bay’s internationally renowned author reading program, which annually presents over 400 … More »

Surina Narula

Surina Narula

Surina Narula has devoted almost two decades to highlight the plight of street children globally and has even provided them a platform at the United Nations. An MBA and a Master’s in Social Anthropology at University College London, she has raised … More »