Jury 2013

Jury for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Eleanor O’Keeffe

Eleanor O’Keeffe

Eleanor O’Keeffe is an Irish/Canadian cultural entrepreneur. After living and working in Paris for a number of years, she was co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival for two of its earlier years as well as co-director of the Shakespeare and … 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. She has edited three anthologies of Pakistani English Literature including the award winning, And The World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women. She is guest editor of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing … 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 »