Jury 2013

Jury for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

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 »

K. Satchidanandan

K. Satchidanandan

K. Satchidanandan, a pioneering modern Indian poet, critic, editor, translator, academic and literary organizer, was the chief executive of India’s national Academy of Letters. He has authored twenty-one collections of poetry, sixteen books of translations of world poetry and twenty-one … 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 »

Suvani Singh

Suvani Singh

Suvani Singh is the Festival Director of Kathmandu Literary Jatra, an international literature festival in Nepal. She runs a bookshop, Quixote’s Cove, through which she organizes and manages literary arts events in Kathmandu. The bookshop works closely with schools and … More »