Friday 21 September 2007

2008 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation announces the inaugural 2008 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. We invite entries in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography, and narrative journalism) and drama.

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize is a cash award of one lakh rupees. A 3-member panel of judges will shortlist 6 books published between June 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. The 2008 panel of judges includes William Dalrymple and Kamila Shamsie. Deadline for entries is July 15, 2008.

Only books published in India are eligible. Publications must be in English or translated into English from an Indian language. Vanity press publications are ineligible.

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation is a non-profit trust. Books should be sent to the following address:

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation
166/A Rajmahal Vilas Ext
8B Main Road
Bangalore 560 080

For answers to specific questions, please email jeet.thayil@gmail.com

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