Indian English Literature is all set to receive the appreciation like never before with The Raymond Crossword Book Award, going to make its final judgement in Mumbai on 29th November at National Centre for the Performing Arts. India’s first and most prestigious book award with India’s only forum set to acknowledge Indian authors witnessed the shortlisted ones on 17th November bagging star shortlist for Twinkle Khanna, Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathi, and Shilpa Shetty.
Award Gala & Galore
Sharing the recognition at par with Booker and Pulitzer, the awardees have risen to the stature in the world of literature. M. Mukundan, winner of 2006 Indian language fiction translation award for Kesavan’s Lamentations got the glory of being acknowledged as a leading Indian writer from merely a leading Malayali writer and that changed everything for good.
The Raymond Crossword Book Award, has even gone through a makeover in year 2016 and come up with ten categories plus a Lifetime Achievement Award as well.
Here goes the categories and the shortlist authors for their literature. If you’re the one who has written a review or a writeup for these set of books, Or if you’re among the adoring readers of these authors, feel free to submit your link or vote, to be showcased for The Day.
Come forward and vote for your favourite author
Category: Popular Awards
Category: Jury Awards
Category: Lifetime Achievement Award
“Its the time of the year, when the whole publishing industry in India comes forward as one family to recognise its own stars. Yes, its exciting that we do have a star-studded shortlist this year and we are looking forward to seeing which author wins the most popular votes.” Kinjal Shah, CEO Crossword Bookstores said.
Crossword Bookstores, with the tagline Educate, Entertain, Enlighten, is India’s largest retailers of books, having 91 stores across the country.