List of nominations announced by the First International Young Author Awards, Dubai

Posted by: at 8/09/2017 05:18:00 am



In an attempt to encourage young published authors, 'The Write Scene', an online portal to nurture the young talent will be organising the First International Young Author Awards 2017 in Dubai on 4th October, 2017 at a premium venue.

‘I am really happy to be on the Advisory panel of First International Young Author Awards in Dubai. These awards have been designed to recognise the next generation authors and to encourage traditional publishers to give a chance to Young Authors!’ said Mita Kapur, CEO Siyahi, a leading Literary Agency of India.

'I have always encouraged the younger generation to be creative. I am delighted to join forces with Deeba Irfan and be on the Advisory panel of her initiative, First International Young Author Awards in Dubai. I strongly believe in the concept and we are striving to make it an award to look forward to every year! In time we will add poetry to it as well because I believe Anything to do with poetry gladdens the heart and if the young don't take to poetry, who will?’ said Padma Shri Kiki Daruwala, Advisory member of the Awards.

Deeba Salim Irfan, Founder of the Awards and the Chairperson of the Advisory board said, ‘we are excited to have the nominations from top league publishers from India and also from UK. Our long-list has names like HarperCollins India for both Fiction and Non-fiction, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, Hachette India, Bloomsbury India, Octopus Publishing Group (Hachette UK), Rupa Publishing, Niyogi Books and LiFi Publications. We are going to announce the Shortlist by end of August 2017.’

When asked established authors about the awards, Chitra Divakaruni, Award Winning Author commented, 'I think it’s an excellent idea. It is bound to give writers encouragement and enthusiasm. I wish I had this kind of opportunity when I was younger.’ You can read her full interview on TheWritescene.com 

Tabish Khair, Award Winning Author, 'Young writers need all the encouragement they can get. I personally feel that you are formed as a writer in the first 30 years of your life, maybe even the first 25.’You can read her full interview on TheWritescene.com



BOOK AWARDS


Title
Author
Publisher
FICTION


Toppers
Aayush
Penguin Random House
A 20-Something Cool Dude
Divyasha
LiFi Publications
The Wrong Vantage Point
Adwitiya Borah
LiFi Publications
Wrinkles in Memory
Debalina Haldar
LiFi Publications
Back to the Graves
Syed Mohammad Irshad
LiFi Publications
Every Time It Rains
Nikita Singh
HarperCollins India
Belief
Mrinalini Mitra
Niyogi Books
The House That Spoke
Zuni Chopra
Penguin Random House
Hedon
Priyanka
Penguin Books
It’s Not Right… But it’s Okay
Anuj Tiwari
Rupa Publications



NON-FICTION


Ivory Throne
Mannu Pillai
HarperCollins India
Top with Cinnamon
Izy Hossack
Octopus Publishing Group, London
The Front Page Murders: Inside the Serial Killings that Shocked India
Puja Changoiwala
Hachette India
Think and Win like Dhoni
Sfurti Sahare
Jaico Publishing House
Cheat it All: A Young-Eater's Guide to Good Food and More
Vedant Bahri
Niyogi Books
Weakest on the Earth - Orphans of India
Amand Shukla, Poulomi Pavini
Bloomsbury India



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