Monday, November 16, 2009

South Asian Author Challenge

January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

S. Krishna is hosting the South Asian Author Challenge. She writes:
This challenge is to encourage people to read books by South Asian Authors – South Asia being India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Please not that it does not include the Middle East! The books can be from any time period, contemporary or classic.

There are two requirements for a book to qualify for the South Asian Author Challenge, both of which must be met:

1) The author must be of South Asian descent. It doesn’t matter if they’re third or fourth generation, or are only half South Asian – I’m pretty flexible on this issue.

2) The book must be about South Asia in some way. It doesn’t have to be set in South Asia, as long as it’s about the culture or history in some way. On the other hand, it can be set in South Asia and not be about South Asians.
There are four different commitment levels:
  • 3 books
  • 5 books
  • 7 books
  • 10 books
Partial list of Guidelines:
  1. No lists required.
  2. Book reviews are not required (but are encouraged).
  3. You can participate even if you do not have a blog.
  4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  5. Books in translation are allowed.
  6. Re-reads count.
There will also be a prize for those who sign up before January 1, and another for those who complete it.

For ALL the FAQs, including a suggested reading list of books and authors and some more choices of buttons, visit the FAQ page for this challenge. To sign up, visit the sign up page.