Crossword Announces The Shortlist For Crossword Awards

From Sudha Murty's The Upside Down King to Amish's Ravan, here are the shortlisted book for Crossword Awards 2019.

Crossword Announces The Shortlist For Crossword Awards

Crossword Book Awards not only recognizes and rewards good writing but also actively promotes Indian authors and their books - making it the only Indian award of its kind to do so. This year, the 17th Crossword Book Award will consist of the Jury Awards- Indian Fiction, Indian Non Fiction, English Language Translation & Children’s Writing Award with The Popular Award- Best Fiction Book of the year, Best Non Fiction of the year, Readers’ Choice Best Biography Book of the Year, Management Book of the Year, Health and Fitness Book of the Year, Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Crossword Book Award is the only forum in India that gives a face to Indian authors and Indian literature, with well-rounded jury mining gems from the length and breadth of the country. Here are the shortlist according to the genre: 


  • 1. The Girl In The Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat 
  • 2. Pyjamas Are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna 
  • 3. Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta by Amish 
  • 4. Don't Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian 


  • 1. Life's Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das
  • 2. Democracy on The Road by Ruchir Sharma 
  • 3. How To Write A Book and Make It A Best Seller by Radhakrishnan Pillai 
  • 4. Flowers on The Path by Sadhguru
  • 5. The Paradoxical Prime Minister by Sashi Tharoor

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Business And Management 

  • 1. Stories At Work by Indranil Chakraborty 
  • 2. Corporate Monk by Anju Sharma 
  • 3. Get Better at Getting Better by Chandramouli Venkatesan 
  • 4. The Third Pillar by Raghuram Rajan
  • 5. Flirting With Stocks by Anil Lamba

Children's Book 

  • 1. The Upside Down King by Sudha Murty 
  • 2. Like A Girl by Aparna Jain 
  • 3. The Vedas and Upanishads by Roopa Pai
  • 4. The History of India by Archana Gupta and Shruti Garodia
  • 5. Young Storytellers by various authors 

You can vote for your favourite book at-

The event is all set to take place in January 2020 at Opera House in Charni Road. 

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