The annual Khushwant Singh Literature Festival (KSLF) set in the hills of Kasauli, will have an added feature this year, a Rs 2.5 Lakh award for best debut fiction novel in the memory of the noted author and journalist.
Titled ‘Khushwant Singh Memorial Book Prize’, the award sponsored by author Suhel Seth and powered by the Oxford Bookstore will be announced at KSLF. Besides the cash prize the winner will get a chance to have a pan-India tour of Oxford Bookstores.
“I met Khushwant Singh in 1982 and since then he was not just a great friend but an admirable human being. Now that he is not with us, the only thing I believe I took from him is his zest for life. So, I announce for the next twenty years, a 2.5 lakh best debut fiction prize in name of Khushwant Singh, as a a mark to this man’s great zest for life,” Seth said.