South Asia Prize 2012 Press

The Times of India – British award for two Indian novelists

“Cultural ties between India and Britain received a new boost with leading London-based literary agency Tibor Jones and the prestigious Foyles Bookstore honouring two emerging south Asian fiction writers, Sri Kumar Sen and Rohit Manchanda with the maiden Tibor Jones South Asia Prize.”

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The Hindu - “This gives cause for cheer”

“As far as I know, Tibor Jones is one of those rare awards for an unpublished manuscript and where the author submits directly.”

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Pravasi TodayBritish Award for Indian novelists Sri Kumar Sen and Rohit Manchanda

“The award is an attempt to provide an opportunity for new unrepresented writers to find publication in South Asia and abroad.” said Martin Pick, chairman of Tibor Jones and Associates.”

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Tibor Jones South Asia Prize Awarded

“Cultural ties between India and Britain received a new boost with leading London-based literary agency Tibor Jones and the prestigious Foyles Bookstore honouring two emerging south Asian fiction writers, Sri Kumar Sen and Rohit Manchanda, with the maiden Tibor Jones South Asia Prize.

The prizes, to be given annually, were awarded to the writers on the strength of their unpublished manuscripts, ‘A Place in the Mind’ by Rohit Manchanda and ‘The Skinning Tree’ by Sri Kumar Sen.”

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The Hindustan Times -Game Changers

“There are also a few international players [in India], such as David Godwin (the man who took Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things to a £500,000 advance), the Aitken Alexander agency which set up in Delhi in 2011, and this year, the Tibor Jones Literary Agency with their South Asia prize for unpublished manuscripts.”

 

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