New Delhi, June 25 IANS | 2 months ago

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation has invited entries for the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, the organisers said Wednesday.


The award, in its seventh year, is named after a young journalist, Shakti Bhatt, who passed away in 2007.

Books published between June 2013 and June 2014 are eligible to participate and publishers and individual writers should send in their books by July 15.

It covers a wide range of genres: poetry, fiction (including graphic novels), creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography, and narrative journalism) and drama.

The winners will be announced in November and winners will get a cash award of Rs.100,000 and a trophy at a ceremony in Delhi in December.

Authors from the subcontinent are also eligible for the award, but their books must be published in India.

The publication must be in English or translated into English from an Indian language.

(Posted on 25-06-2014)