Tata Nexon Literature Live! First Book Award

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award recognises new talent in the Indian literary space across the fiction and non-fiction genres.

In the Fiction category, the longlist of nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  • Empire by Devi Yesodharan (Juggernaut)
  • Leila by Prayaag Akbar (Simon & Schuster)
  • Mr. Iyer Goes to War by Ryan Lobo (Bloomsbury)
  • South Haven by Hirsh Sawhney (HarperCollins)
  • These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm (Aleph)
  • Year of the Hawk by Kanwaljit Deol (Speaking Tiger)

In the NonFiction category, the long list of  nominees are below (in alphabetical order): 

  • How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy (Aleph)
  • Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent by Pranay Lal (Penguin Random House)
  • Intimacy Undone: Marriage, Divorce and Family Law in India by Malavika Rajkotia (Speaking Tiger)
  • Maid in India: Stories of Opportunity and Inequality Inside our Homes by Tripti Lahiri (Aleph)
  • Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India by Sheela Reddy (Penguin Random House)
  • The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta by Kushanava Choudhury (Bloomsbury)