THE ATTA GALATTA- BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL BOOK PRIZE 2017


A jury of writers have read through the longlist and shortlisted the works listed below for for the Fiction (English) and Non-Fiction (English) categories of the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017. The final jury will be headed by well known writers Kanishk Tharoor for the Fiction Category, and Akshaya Mukul for the Non-Fiction Category. The jury for the Literary Achievement Award in Kannada will be headed by Chandan Gowda and Dr. Siddalingaiah.

The winners share a total purse of Rs. 2 lakhs and take home an original trophy Thought Beyond Words

Voting for the Popular Choice (English) award is now closed.

The winners of the Atta Galatta – Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017 will be announced during a special ceremony on the 29th of October 2017.

THE FICTION SHORT LIST


Small Town Sea

Anees Salim

Penguin Random House

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

Penguin Random House

Saakshi

S.L Bhyrappa

Niyogi

The Poison of Love

K.R Meera

Penguin Random House

THE NON-FICTION SHORTLIST


Askew

T.J.S George

Aleph

From Bihar to Tihar

Kanhaiya Kumar

Juggernaut

I Want to Destroy Myself

Malika Amar Shaikh

Speaking Tiger

Lone Fox Dancing

Ruskin Bond

Speaking Tiger

Literary Achievement Award in Kannada


For this award, our jury selects an author who has made a significant contribution to Kannada language and literature in form, function and flavour.

2016 Winners


Perumal Murugan

Penguin Random House

Vinay Sitapati

Penguin Random House

K.V Tirumalesh


2015 Winners


Aatish Taseer

Picador

Akshaya Mukul

Harper Collins India

Prathibha Nandakumar