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

The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2016 The Bangalore Literature Festival and Atta Galatta, the city-based bookstore and art-literature space, instituted the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize in 2015 to honour the best of English writing, each year.

The prize is awarded in the 3 categories of English Fiction and Non-Fiction and a Literary Achievement Award for Kannada.

Longlist for 2016 | Fiction

  1. A Place of No Importance by Veena Muthuraman (Juggernaut)
  2. Ancestral Affairs by Keki Daruwalla (HarperCollins)
  3. Collected Stories by Naiyer Masud, Translated by Muhammad Umar Memon (Penguin Random House)
  4. Jihadi Jane by Tabish Khair (Penguin Random House)
  5. One Point Two Billion by Mahesh Rao (HarperCollins)
  6. Pyre by Perumal Murugan (Penguin Random House)
  7. Selection Day by Aravind Adiga (HarperCollins)
  8. Strangers to Ourselves by Shashi Deshpande (HarperCollins)
  9. Swimmer Among the Stars – Kanishk Tharoor (Aleph)
  10. The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma by Ratika Kapur (Bloomsbury)
  11. Until the Lions: Echoes from Mahabharata by Karthika Nair (HarperCollins)

Longlist for 2016 | Non-Fiction

  1. A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by Josy Joseph (HarperCollins)
  2. Amma by Vaasanthi (Juggernaut)
  3. Being the Other by Saeed Naqvi (Aleph)
  4. Half-Lion by Vinay Sitapati (Penguin Random House)
  5. I, The Salt Doll by Vandana Mishra, Translated by Jerry Pinto (Speaking Tiger)
  6. Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India through 50 Years of Advertising by Ambi Parameswaran (Pan Macmillan)
  7. The Battle for Sanskrit by Rajiv Malhotra (HarperCollins)
  8. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Penguin Random House)
  9. The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh (Penguin Random House)
  10. The Ivory Throne by Manu Pillai (HarperCollins)
  11. The Last Englishman – The Life and Times of Jack Gibson by Laeeq Futehally (Hachette)