Penguin India scoops three awards at the 2011 Vodafone Crossword Book Awards

Penguin India has scooped three awards at the 2011 Vodafone Crossword Book Awards, India's premier book awards.  Penguin once again dominated the awards, with three wins out of the five categories available, and no less than twelve books on the awards shortlist. The winning titles were:

  • Jimmy, The Terrorist by Omair Ahmad - the joint winner for the Best Fiction Book award
  • Faces in the Water by Ranjit Lal - the Best Children’s Book award
  • Litanies of Dutch Battery by N.S. Madhavan, translated by Rajesh Rajamohan - the Best Translation award

The other shortlisted Penguin titles were:

  • The Crimson Throne by Sudhir Kakar
  • Way to Go by Upamanyu Chatterjee in Fiction
  • The Lost River by Michel Danino in Non-fiction
  • Mr Oliver’s Diary by Ruskin Bond in the Children’s category
  • Manasarovar by Ashokamitran (translated by N. Kalyan Raman)
  • The House with Five Courtyards by Govind Mishra (translated by Masooma Ali)
  • This Is Not That Dawn by Yashpal (translated by Anand) in Translation
  • Dork by Sidin Vadukut
  • When the Penny Drops by R. Gopalakrishnan in the Popular category