Longlist for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award announced

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest makes its fourth appearance at the NCPA from November 14, 2013 – November 17, 2013. On Wednesday, November 06, 2013, the longlist for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award was announced. This year, the award will be given for two categories: Fiction & Non-Fiction.

The shortlist in the fiction and non-fiction categories will be released soon.

Last year, The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award was given to Ruchir Sharma for his book Breakout Nations. The books in the longlist for the 2103 award are

Non – Fiction

1 Ayodhya – The Dark Night Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K Jha HarperCollins

2 Butterflies on the Roof of the World Peter Smetacek Aleph

3 Conquering the Chaos — Win in India, Win Everywhere Ravi Venkatesan Harvard Business Review Press

4 In Good Faith Saba Naqvi Rupa

5 Indianomix Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya Random House

6 Righteous Republic Ananya Vajpeyi Harvard University Press

7  Stringer: A Reporter`s Journey in the Congo Anjan Sundaram Penguin



1 A Cool, Dark Place Supriya Dravid Random House

2 Boats on Land Janice Pariat Random House

3 Good Indian Girls Ranbir Singh Sidhu HarperCollins

4 Sudershan Chimpanzee Rajesh Devraj and Meren Imchen Hachette

5 The Competent Authority Shovon Chowdhury Aleph

6 The King`s Harvest Chetan Raj Shrestha Aleph

7 The Skinning Tree Srikumar Sen Picador

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