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.

In the Fiction category, the shortlisted nominees are (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 are (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!