Atta Galatta - Bangalore Literature Festival Bookprize

A jury of writers have read through the longlist and shortlisted the works listed below for for the Best Fiction (English) and Best Non-Fiction (English) categories of the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2018. The final jury will be headed by well known writers C.S Lakshmi (Ambai) for the Fiction Category, and Josy Josephfor the Non-Fiction Category. The jury for the Literary Achievement Award in Kannada will be headed by past winner Bolwar Mahammed Kunhi

Voting for the Popular Choice(English) award will be open until1 19th October 2018.

The winners share a total purse of Rs. 2 lakhs and take home an original trophy Thought Beyond Words, under the 4 categories of:

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

The List Of Past Winners

FICTION

Easterine Kire

Speaking Tiger

Benyamin

Juggernaut

Tabish Khair

Pan Macmillan

Jayant Kaikini

Harper Collins

Perumal Murugan

Context

Baburao Bagul

Speaking Tiger

NON FICTION

Pavan K Varma

Tranquebar

Manu S Pillai

Juggernaut

Rashmi Saksena

Speaking Tiger

James Crabtree

Harper Collins

Ravish Kumar

Speaking Tiger

Stewart Gordon

Oxford University Press

Best Fiction(English)

2015

AatishTaseer

Picador

2016

Perumal Murugan

Penguin Random House

2017

Anees Salim

Penguin Random House

Best Non-Fiction(English)

2015

Akshaya Mukul

Harper Collins

2016

Vinay Sitapati

Penguin Random House

2017

Ruskin Bond

Speaking Tiger

Literary Achievement in Kannada

2015

Prathibha Nandakumar

2016

K V Tirumalesh

2017

Bolwar Mahammad Kunhi

Popular Choice(English)

2017

Twinkle Khanna

Juggernaut

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