Announcement - The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2016 - BLF 2016 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

The Bangalore Literature Festival and Atta Galatta, the city-based bookstore and art-literature space, announce the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2016.

The awards carry a total purse of Rs. 2 lakhs under the 3 categories of:

  • Best Fiction (English)
  • Best Non-Fiction (English)
  • Literary Achievement Award in Kannada

Winners take home an original trophy, Thought Beyond Words

Winners of the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2015:

Fiction – Aatish Taseer for The Way Things Were, Picador
Non Fiction – Akshaya Mukul for Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India, HarperCollins India
Literary Achievement in Kannada – Prathibha Nandakumar

Inviting Entries to the Fiction and Non-Fiction (English) Categories:

  1. Entries must be full-length works of fiction or non-fiction, including translations, short story and essay collections (by a single author).
  2. All entries should have been first published in the period between 1st September 2015 and August 31st 2016.
  3. Entries can be submitted by publishers, who may send in as many entries per imprint, by authors, including self-published and works published only in e-book form.
  4. The book must be an original work in English published in India, or in the case of e-books, by a citizen of India.
  5. Works of translation should have the English version published in the stipulated period.
  6. Self-published and e-book submissions should include a certification on the date of publication which is verifiable.

Selection Process

  • The last date of submission of entries is 15th September 2016
  • Four copies of all submissions should be sent by courier to the below addressAtta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Prize Office
    Attn: Kriti Gupta
    Atta Galatta – Bangalore Literature Prize Office
    #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala
    Bangalore 560 095
  • E-books should be submitted in PDF format to
  • Submissions will be screened and entries that fulfill the eligibility criteria will be reviewed by the AG-BLF Book Prize Jury Panel. This panel will comprise 5 members and be chaired by an eminent writer.
  • The Panel will announce a shortlist by 1st November 2016.
  • The winners of the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize for 2016 will be announced and will receive their award at a special ceremony during the Bangalore Literature Festival 2016 on 17th / 18th December 2016.