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‘Home Boy’ author HM Naqvi to tour India

New Delhi: HM Naqvi, the Pakistan-based novelist whose book ‘Home Boy’ won the first DSC South Asian prize for literature, will tour Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai July 5-7 to promote awareness about contemporary South Asian literature.

Naqvi, who will read out from his novels, will also discuss trends in new South Asian literature with Rakesh Khanna, editor of Blaft Publishing and writer Lavanya Sankaran, a statement said Thursday.

The DSC Prize Winner`s Tour is aimed at bringing forth conversations on South Asian Literature.

‘Home Boy’, published by Harper-Collins India, represents the narrative and linguistic trends in neo-contemporary literature from South Asia that speaks in a global voice and encompasses issues of global importance.

Combining street-speak with literary panache, the book tells the story of three young Pakistani men in New York city at the turn of the millennium, and how their lives take unexpected turns post 9/11.

According to Naqvi, "the prize has generated renewed interest in the rich and varied literature of the sub-continent".

The DSC South Asian prize for literature, carrying a purse of USD 50,000, is awarded to work of fiction either written by a South Asian writer dealing in regional issues or foreign writers weaving their tales around the South Asian region.

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