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Raymond Crossword Book Award honours the best of Indian writing and publishing industry

The event held at Mumbai's Royal Opera House, saw many renowned authors, personalities and publishers like Karan Johar, Durjoy Datta, Sudha Murthy and others, who made a mark by contributing to the writing and publishing ecosystem in India.

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Books are a man's best friend, and it stands true, for many reasons. It gives you a reason to visualise, think, articulate, build knowledge and develop analytical skills.

Textile brand Raymond and leading book retail brand Crossword, in association with Wizcraft, organised the Raymond Crossword Book Awards to reward and recognise the best Indian authors and writing. 

This 15th edition of the awards was attended by the best of the Indian writing ecosystem. The awards stands a testimony to unabated commitment, with a focus to award the authors contributing their knowledge to the world

More than 50 books were nominated under jury and popular categories.


Here are the winners


Popular Categories


Biography: An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar and Poonam Saxena

Children's Writing: The Stormbringer by Archita Mishra

Health & Fitness: A Taste of Well-being: Sadhguru's insights for your Gastronomical

Business and Management: The Target by Shantanu Guha Ray

Non Fiction: Inner Engineering: A yogi's guide to joy by Sadhguru

Fiction: Our Impossible Love by Durjoy Datta


Jury Awards

Children's Writing: Muezza and Baby Jaan - Stories from the Kuran by Anita Nair (illustrated by Harshad Marathe)

Indian language translation: A Preface to Man by Subhash Chandran (translated by Fathima E.V)

Non-fiction: A feast of Vultures by Josy Joseph

Fiction: Har lal and Sons by Sujit Saraf

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sudha Murthy

Apart from eminent authors and publishers, nation's popular music band, Kabir Cafe entertained the audience with their music based on Kabir's verses and teachings.

Raymond Crossword Book Award was held on January 18 at Mumbai's Royal Opera House.

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