Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize - BLF 2015 - Bangalore Literature Festival

The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Fiction Prize (English)

The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Non-Fiction Prize (English)

The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Literary Achievement Award in Kannada


What is it?

For the first time, the Bangalore Literature Festival presents Literary Awards in conjunction with Atta Galatta, the city-based bookstore and art-literature space brought to life by Subodh Sankar and Lakshmi Subodh. Atta Galatta is also the Official Festival Bookstore.
The awards carry a total purse of Rs 2 lakhs for:
Best Fiction (English), Best Non-Fiction (English) and a Literary Achievement Award in Kannada.


The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Fiction Prize (English)

Shortlist

Flood-of-Fire

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh – Penguin

The-Way-Things-Were

The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer – Picador

The-Year-of-The-Runaways

The Year of The Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota – Picador

Sleeping-on-Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy – Hachette

Firebird

Firebird by Saikat Majumdar – Hachette


The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Non-Fiction Prize (English)

Shortlist

Gita-Press-and-the-Making-of-Hindu-India

Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul – HarperCollins India

The-Heat-and-Dust-Project

The Heat and Dust Project by Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha – HarperCollins India

My-Name-is-Abu-Salem

My Name is Abu Salem by S Hussain Zaidi – Penguin

The-Emergency-A-Personal-History

The Emergency: A Personal History by Coomi Kapoor – Penguin

Halt-Station-India

Halt Station India by Rajendra Aklekar – Rupa

Editor-Unplugged

Editor Unplugged by Vinod Mehta – Penguin


The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Literary Achievement Award in Kannada

For the Kannada award, our jury will choose 1 winning author who has made a significant contribution to Kannada language and literature in form, function and flavour.


The Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize trophy:

AG-BLF-Book-Prize-Trophy-Design

It is an original sculpture titled “Thought Beyond Words” – to showcase how creative insights precede their translation into language.
The sculpture depicts the mind as a tree and thoughts as birds. Birds come and go to the branches of the tree. Some fleetingly, some with more persistence. Some birds will take up residence in the tree, build a nest in its branches, giving birth to more thoughts.


Jury:

A subterranean widespread jury headed by Usha KR, Vivek Shanbhag and Harish Bijoor.

NOTE: Publishing period considered: September 2014 to September 2015.

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