Prajwal Parajuly, the writer of the critically acclaimed ‘The Gurkha’s Daughter’ successfully made the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist. The annual event finds the best of the best writers who are under 30 and awards the writer with £30,000 prize. Parajuly was also the only Asian writer from the shortlist of seven. The award took place earlier this month on 7th of November at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum. Unfortunately, the Dylan Thomas Prize went to American short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins. Congratulations to her!
The writer from Sikkim has had a busy month globe-trotting back and forth India, UK and Nepal. Prajwal also attended the NCELL Nepal Literature Festival in Kathmandu. If you enjoyed reading his first book then you’ll be happy to know that his second book ‘Land Where I Flee’ will be launched on the 3rd of December at the Amphitheatre, Habitat World India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.Read More: The Gurkha’s Daughter : Stories