Tata Literature Live! First Book Award


Tata Literature Live! First Book Award

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award recognises new talent in the Indian literary space across the fiction and non-fiction genres.

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction was presented to Shubhangi Swarup  for her book ‘Latitudes of Longing

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Fiction) being presented to Shubhangi Swarup by Shefali Balsari-Shah former head English Department St. Xavier’s College for her book ‘Latitudes of Longing’

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Fiction) being presented to Shubhangi Swarup by Shefali Balsari-Shah former head English Department St. Xavier’s College for her book ‘Latitudes of Longing’

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction was presented to Prasenjit K Basu  for his book ‘Asia Reborn: A continent rises from the ravages of colonialism and war to a new dynamism

Prasenjit K Basu receives the Tata Literature Live! First Book of the Year Non-fiction Award from renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal and CEO, Asia Society India, Bunty Chand

Prasenjit K Basu receives the Tata Literature Live! First Book of the Year Non-fiction Award from renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal and CEO, Asia Society India, Bunty Chand

 

In the Fiction category, the shortlisted nominees were (in alphabetical order):

 

Book Author Publishing House
Latitudes of Longing Shubhangi Swarup HarperCollins
The Glass House: A year of our days Chanchal Sanyal Rupa
The Night of Broken Glass Feroze Rather HarperCollins

 

In the non-fiction category, the shortlisted nominees were (in alphabetical order):

 

Book Author Publishing House
An Ordinary Man’s Guide to Radicalism: Growing up Muslim in India Neyaz Farooquee Westland
Asia Reborn: A continent rises from the ravages of colonialism and war to a new dynamism Prasenjit K Basu Aleph
The RTI Story: Power to the People Aruna Roy with the MKSS Collective Roli

 

JURIES FOR THE AWARDS

This year, the Fiction categories for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award:

  • Carol Andrade, senior journalist, Dean of St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education
  • Georgina Brown, theatre critic and journalist
  • Shefali Balsari-Shah, former Head, English Dept, St Xavier’s College
  • Soumya Bhattacharya, author and Managing Editor, Hindustan Times
  • Anil Dharker, Founder-Director, Tata Literature Live!

 

The non-fiction categories for the aforementioned awards were judged by:

  • Anuradha SenGupta, broadcast journalist
  • Bunty Chand, CEO, Asia Society India
  • Rudrangshu Mukherjee, author and Professor of History and Chancellor of  Ashoka University
  • Shyam Benegal, film-maker
  • Anil Dharker, Founder-Director, Tata Literature Live!