JAIPUR: Naqvi Wins 1st S Asian Literature Prize $50,000

JAIPUR: Naqvi Wins 1st S Asian Literature Prize $50,000

Jaipur : India | Jan 22, 2011 at 11:32 PM PST
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India:(Jaipur)in Indian city Jaipur Pakistani novelist Naqvi wins 1st South Asian Literature prize $50,000 For Pakistani author's debut novel.Naqvi said at stage of festival "I feel wonderful to have won this prize, especially since Home Boy' was written at a time when I was destitute," 36, after the ceremony. "I started the book in 2003 and completed it in 2007. During that time, I only made $11,000 net of taxes, teaching creative writing at Boston University. There was always an overdraft at the end of the month".Even before the first $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2011 was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday evening, it was obvious HM Naqvi had it in the bag.Pakistani nation have a good potential they ca do every do which we are expected with him.

abrar83 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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