The list comprises of works by Shashi Tharoor, Namita Gokhale, Jerry Pinto and Ruskin Bond among others.
The Raymond Crossword Book Award, India’s that recognises and rewards the best of Indian writing and Indian authors recently announced its jury for the 15th edition.
Incepted in 1998, over the years, the awards have been equated to the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, The Pulitzer and The Booker, and are a definitive, veritable platform for Indian authors.
The shortlist for the jury category was released on Tuesday and offers a delectable range of the country’s best-known authors.
Awards are given in the following categories-
Speaking about the awards, Maulik Desai, Head Crossword Bookstores says, “This is a prestigious set of awards, as it is equivalent to a ‘critic’s choice.’ These are given away to those authors whose books are shortlisted by a discerning jury, and a very tough call is made about who is first among equals. Fortunately for us, 2017, the 25th year of Crossword Bookstores has given us many reasons to continue celebrating the quality of Indian writing in English.”
The fiction shortlist comprises of
The non-fiction shortlist comprises
The jury shortlist in the children’s category includes
The books in the Translation category include
In 2016, for the first time, Raymond Crossword Book Award introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was conferred upon Ruskin Bond at the hands of the legend Gulzar.
The awardees, sometimes discovered by the Award itself, have invariably risen to stature in the world of literature; making the Crossword Book Award a definitive barometer for excellence in Indian writing in English.