Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi Among Crossword Awardees

Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi Among Crossword Awardees

The 11th edition of the Economist Crossword Book award were announced today.

The winners are:

Indian Fiction: The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy

Indian Non-Fiction: A Free Man by Aman Sethi

Indian Language Translation:

  • 17 by Anita Agnihotri, translated by Arunava Sinha
  • Kocharethi: The Araya Woman by Narayan, translated by Catherine Thankamma

Popular: The Incredible Banker by Ravi Subramanian

The Crossword awards for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Translation each carry a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakhs, a trophy and a citation. The Popular Award entitles the winning author to a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a certificate.

In the case of a translated book, The Author and The Translator share the prize money equally. In this case, there are two joint winnders.

The full list of nominees:

English Fiction
  • River of Smoke - Amitav Ghosh
  • Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil
  • The Storyteller of Marrakesh - Joydeep Roy Bhattacharya
  • The Folded Earth - Anuradha Roy
  • The Sly Company of People Who Care - Rahul Bhattacharya

English Non-Fiction

  • Taj Mahal Foxtrot - Naresh Fernandes
  • Lost Loves - Arshia Sattar
  • His Majesty's Opponent - Sugata Bose
  • Tinderbox - M.J. Akbar
  • A Free Man - Aman Sethi


  • In Freedom's Shade - Translated by Ayesha Kidwai
  • The Story of Felanee - Translated by Deepika Phukan
  • Yellow is the Colour of Longing - Translated by J. Devika
  • The Araya Woman - Translated by Catherine Thankamma
  • 17 - Translated by Arunava Sinha


  •  Revolution 2020 - Chetan Bhagat
  • The Secret of The Nagas - Amish
  • Women & Weight Loss Tamasha - Rujuta Diwekar
  • Can Love Happen Twice? - Ravinder Singh
  • The Incredible Banker - Ravi Subramanian
  • River of Smoke - Amitav Ghosh
  • The Habit of Winning - Prakash Iyer
  • Get To the Top - Suhel Seth
  • I Have a Dream - Rashmi Bansal
  • The Winning Way - Harsha & Anita Bhogle
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