Friday, August 5, 2011

Vodafone Crossword Book Awards 2010

Hurrah  it is that time of the year again where we celebrate our Indian writers and their work. So the shortlisted books for the Vodafone Crossword Awards have been announced. Lots of interesting books were published in 2010 and it must have indeed been a difficult task for the jury to shortlist the books for this year's awards! 
We are happy to announce that our blog would be carrying updates, reviews , interviews of authors who have made it in the Vodafone Crossword's shortlist. 
We are certain you would all be familiar with these awards that take place every year to recognize our very own desi writers? Here's a small brief about what the awards are all about 

Exclusively Indian, inclusive in every other sense, the Vodafone Crossword Book Award brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers & publishers – like no other awards.
These are your awards - join us in celebrating Indian writing.

The Vodafone Crossword Book Award is one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in India that not only recognizes and rewards the best of Indian writing but also actively promotes the authors and their books.

The Vodafone Crossword Book Awards are given out in the following categories:
1.       Vodafone Crossword Fiction Award.
2.       Vodafone Crossword Non-Fiction Award.
3.       Vodafone Crossword Translation Award.
4.       Vodafone Crossword Children’s Award.
5.       Vodafone Crossword Popular Award.
Honestly there were some titles we were looking forward to see in the shortlist but were surprised not to find them in the final list. But now that the list is out here's wishing all the shortlisted books all the very best. May the best book win!
So which are the books that made it this year? Here's an entire list of the shortlisted books.

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