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Minoli Salgado interviewed for The Sunday Times Sri Lanka!

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Yen-Yen Lu | 0 comments

Minoli Salgado, long-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her debut novel A Little Dust on the Eyes, appears in an interview for The Sunday Times in Sri Lanka. 

In it, she talks about the influence of her experiences in Sri Lanka on her writing. "I come awake in Sri Lanka," she says. "As for my engagement with silence and enforced disappearances, these are shaped by the time I spent in the country in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I became interested in the Mothers’ Front and the example set by Dr Manorani Saravanamuttu (who founded the Centre for Family Service in Sri Lanka, fighting for justice after her son was killed). She is someone who spoke out when others did not, someone who spoke truth to power."

Read the full article here

Salgado's debut novel, published by Peepal Tree Press, A Little Dust on the Eyes is available on our website. 

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Peepal Tree Press on the Longlist!

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Emily Tate | 0 comments

We are delighted to see that Minoli Salgado’s novel, A Little Dust on the Eyes, is on the longlist for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. From over 75 entries, A Little Dust on the Eyes was chosen by DSC Prize international jury panel to represent the best works of fiction related to the South Asian region.

Hannah Bannister of Peepal Tree Press said ‘A Little Dust on the Eyes first came to our attention when it won the SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished fiction by BME women writers. We immediately fell in love with this brave and beautiful book and it is wonderful to see Minoli's book getting the recognition it so richly deserves.’

The 11 longlisted titles in contention for the $50,000 prize are:
Aatish Taseer: The Way Things Were (Picador/PanMacmillan, India)
Akhil Sharma: Family Life (Faber & Faber, UK)
Amit Chaudhuri: Odysseus Abroad (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin India)
Anuradha Roy: Sleeping on Jupiter (Hachette, India)
K.R. Meera: Hang Woman (translated by J Devika ; Penguin, India)
Minoli Salgado: A Little Dust on the Eyes (Peepal Tree Press, UK)
Mirza Waheed: The Book of Gold Leaves (Viking/Penguin India)
Monica Byrne: The Girl in the Road (Blackfriars/Little, Brown Book Group, UK)
Neel Mukherjee: The Lives of Others (Vintage/Penguin Random House, UK)
Raj Kamal Jha: She Will Build Him A City (Bloomsbury, India)
Sandip Roy: Don’t Let Him Know (Bloomsbury, India)

The shortlist will be released on 26th November, and the winner announced in January 2016.

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