Second Place: It Comes From Uranus by R.K. Biswas
Third Place: Memory of a Fragrance by Jyothi Vinod
Healthy by Iqbal Pittalwala
The End by Gayathri Ponvannan
This year’s judges were Amulya Malladi and Prajwal Parajuly.
Prajwal Parajuly is the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother. The Gurkha’s Daughter, his widely acclaimed debut collection of short stories, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Land Where I Flee, his first novel, was an Independent (London) book of the year and a KansasCity Star best book of 2015. He is the Clayton B. Ofstad endowed distinguished writer-in-residenceat Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He has been homeless for three years now.
Amulya Malladi is the author of six novels, including The Sound of Languageand The Mango Season. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, German,Spanish, Danish, Romanian, Serbian, and Tamil. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and amaster’s degree in journalism. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing executive for aglobal medical device company. She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children.Connect with Amulya at www.amulyamalladi.com. Her latest book, A House for Happy Mothers, was released in June 2016.