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Friday, August 5, 2011

The Vodafone Crossword Book Awards 2010:Your Chance At Complimentary Reader Copies

The Vodafone Crossword Book Award is one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in India, and they are out with their nominations for 2010. If you are a book lover in India, you of course know about the Crossword stores, and their constant efforts at inculcating and promoting the habit of reading amongst children and adults alike.

So this year, as Vodafone and Crossword come together yet again to share some amazing books with us, The Book Worm has been lucky to be given the opportunity of being a part of this much-awaited book awards.

In partnership with the Vodafone Crossword Book Award this year, The Book Worm will be hosting a number of book discussions, know-your-author segments, author interviews, book reviews, giveaways, reader voting and much much more. Several Indian writers will be featured, along with many different genres, and also some translations from original works from Indian languages.

Of course I am greedy, so you need to be a member of The Book Worm to participate. There are a number of books that are being sponsored by Crossword and will be given away complimentary for free. The giveaways will be open only for book lovers residing within India (terms as per Crossword and Vodafone), but of course each and every aspect of these discussions is open to readers worldwide.

Here is a list of the shortlisted books that you stand a chance to win:

English Fiction:
1. Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph
2. Quarantine Papers by Kalpish Ratna
3. Jimmy, The Terrorist by Omair Ahmad
4. The Crimson Throne by Sudhir Kakar
5. Way To Go by Upamanyu Chatterjee

English Non-Fiction:

1. Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan
2. Known Turf by Annie Zaidi
3. Memories of A Rolling Stone by Vina Mazumdar
4. The Tell Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
5. The Lost River by Michel Danino


1. The Golden Gandhi Statue From America by Subimal Misra, V. Ramaswamy
2. Manasarovar by Ashokamitran, N. Kalyan Raman
3. This Is Not That Dawn by Yashpal, Anand
4. Litanies of Dutch Battery by N.S. Madhavan, Rajesh Rajmohan
5. The House With Five Courtyards by Govind Misra, Massom Ali


1. Mr. Oliver's Diary by Ruskin Bond
2. The Fang of Summoning by Gita Chandra
3. Sahyadri Adventure: Koleshwar's Secret by Deepak Dalal
4. Koni: The Story of A Champion by Moti Nandy
5. At Least A Fish by Anushka Ravishankar
6. Sahyadri Adventure: Anirudh's Dream by Deepak Dalal
7. Faces In The Water by Ranit Lal


1. The Immortals Of Meluha by Amish
2. Keep The Change by Nirupama Subramanian
3. Dork by Sidin Vadukut
4. Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
5. Johny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj
6. Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal
7. You Can Sell by Shiv Khera
8. Simply Fly by Captain G R Gopinath
9. Corporate Chanakya by Radhakrishnan Pillai
10.When The Penny Drops by R Gopalakrishnan

- Debolina Raja Gupta