Popular Shortlist for 17th Crossword Book Awards released

New Delhi, Oct 4 : Literary works by Shashi Tharoor, Sadhguru, V.V.S. Laxman, Twinkle Khanna, Rujuta Diwekar and Amish are among the 30 books in six categories that feature in the Popular Shortlist for the 17th Crossword Book Awards announced here on Friday.

The Popular Shortlist is based on round-the-year book sales across Crossword stores. It features a mix of eminent and budding authors across various genres making sure that there is something for every literature enthusiast.

The next phase of the awards will see readers choose the best literary work in each category through online voting from October 4 to mid-November.

  • “The Girl In Room 105” by Chetan Bhagat (Westland)
  • “Pyjamas Are Forgiving” by Twinkle Khanna (Juggernaut)
  • “Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta” by Amish (Westland)
  • “The Perfect Us” by Durjoy Dutta (Penguin Random House India)
  • “Don’t Tell The Governor” by Ravi Subramaniam (HarperCollins India)
  • “Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life” by Gaur Gopal Das (Penguin Random House India)
  • “Democracy on the Road: A 25 Year Journey through India” by Ruchir Sharma (Allen Lane – Penguin Random House India)
  • “How to Write a Book & Make it a Bestseller” by Radhakrishnan Pillai (The Write Place)
  • Flowers on the Path” by Sadhguru (Penguin Random House India)
  • “The Paradoxical Prime Minister” by Shashi Tharoor (Aleph)
  • “Stories at Work: Unlock the Secret to Business Storytelling” by Indranil Chakraborty (Portfolio – Penguin Random House India)
  • “Corporate Monk, A Journey From Wealth To Wisdom” by Anju Sharma (The Write Place)
  • “Get Better at Getting Better” by Chandramouli Venkatesan (Portfolio – Penguin Random House India)
  • “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind” by Raghuram G. Rajan (HarperCollins India)
  • “Flirting with Stocks: Stock Market Investing for Beginners” by Anil Lamba (Westland)

The nominees in the Biography category include:

  • “281 and Beyond” by V.V.S. Laxman (Westland)
  • “Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman” by Krishna Trilok (Viking – Penguin Random House India)
  • “Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story” by Karan Thapar (HarperCollins India)
  • “The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan” by Namita Devidayal (Westland)
  • “Amit Shah and the March of BJP” by Anirban Ganguly and Shiwanand Dwivedi (Bloomsbury India)

The nominees in the Health and Fitness category include:

  • “Notes for Healthy Kids” by Rujuta Diwekar (Westland)
  • “The Magic Weight-Loss Pill: 62 Lifestyle Changes” by Luke Coutinho and Anushka Shetty (Ebury Press – Penguin Random House India)
  • “Skin Rules: Your 6-week Plan to Radiant Skin” by Dr Jaishree Sharad (Ebury Press – Penguin Random House India)
  • “Lose Weight, Gain Shape” by Mickey Mehta (Westland)
  • “Fit after Forty: For a Healthier, Happier, Stronger You” by Dr Sheela Nambiar (Hachette India)

The nominees for Children’s book are:

  • “The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales about Rama and Krishna” by Sudha Murty (Puffin – Penguin Random House India)
  • “Like A Girl” by Aparna Jain (Westland)
  • “The Vedas and Upanishads for Children” by Roopa Pai (Hachette India)
  • “The History of India for Children – Vol. 1” & “The History of India for Children – Vol. 2” by Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia (Hachette India)
  • “Young Storytellers Season 2”, a collection by various writers (The Write Place)
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