Awards

THE HINDU PRIZE 2017

THE HINDU has always been committed to promoting good literature — both in English and Indian languages — showcased through the Literary Review. In 2010, in the 20th year of the Literary Review, the idea of a prize that would commemorate the best of Indian Writing in English was mooted. And The Hindu Literary Prize was instituted to honour writers who have spent their lifetime mining the human spirit through their words and ideas.

PUBLISHERS ARE INVITED TO SEND IN ENTRIES — full length novels or short story collections by one author — in May-June every year. A distinguished panel of judges comprising writers, academicians and critics decides the shortlist and the final winner. Now renamed The Hindu Prize for Fiction, this award stands proud and equal to the many other coveted literary awards of the world.

SHORTLIST & JUDGES 2017

HALF OF WHAT I SAY

Anil menon

A complex, intricate narrative that shows how the nation-state uses subterfuges to short-circuit its own rule of law in the service of operations aimed at the 'enemies' of the state.

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JINNAH OFTEN CAME TO OUR HOUSE

Kiran Doshi

The character of Jamshed Alam takes us to the underbelly of Kolkata peopled with exiles and refugees. This part of the city is violent and volatile, making the great artistic heritage of the city a distant illusion.

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KALKATTA

Kunal Basu

A complex, intricate narrative that shows how the nation-state uses subterfuges to short-circuit its own rule of law in the service of operations aimed at the 'enemies' of the state.

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THE HINDU

PRIZE 2016

anil mohen
jinnah
kalakata
the island
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