Bangalore Literature Festival 2021 Schedule Venue and Book Prize

Bangalore Literature Festival 2021 will be held on 18 & 19 December 2021 at Bangalore International Centre (BIC) Domlur, Bengaluru. The 10th edition of Bengaluru city’s flagship annual literary fest is all set to attract bookworms and bibliophiles from India and abroad.

Deemed as India’s largest independent and community-funded literary conclave, Bangalore Lit Fest 2021 (#blrlitfest) will be a Hybrid affair with a fully-fledged in-person event at BIC and virtual live stream on Zoom.

Event Bangalore Literature Festival 2021
Event Date18 December 2021 (Sat)
19 December 2021 (Sun)
VenueBangalore International Centre (BIC)
7, 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Timing10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Websitebangaloreliteraturefestival.org

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Bangalore Literature Festival 2021 Event Schedule Venue and AGBLF Awards

The registration for the 2021 BlrLitFest event is yet to be open (please check out official website for updated info) but the “Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival (AGBLF) Book Prize Nominees 2021, shortlisted under different categories is out now.

The “Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival (AGBLF) Book Prize” was Instituted in 2015, and this year, this prestigious annual award will be presented under 7 categories: Fiction (English), Non-Fiction (English), Popular Choice, Best Cover Design and 2 new categories instituted in 2021 – Best Young Adult Book and Best Children’s Picture Book. A Literary Achievement Award in Kannada Language is also presented.

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AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES – POPULAR CHOICE CATEGORY

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES IN POPULAR CHOICE CATEGORY
BOOK (Publisher)AUTHOR
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible
(Juggernaut)
Kareena Kapoor Khan and
Aditi Shah Bhimjyani
Masala Lab (Penguin books)Krish Ashok
Sach Kahun Toh (Ebury Press)Neena Gupta
Stories I Must Tell (Westland)Kabir Bedi
The Stranger in the Mirror (Rupa)Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra with
Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta
Unfinished (Penguin Books)Priyanka Chopra Jonas

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES – YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES IN YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY
BOOK (Publisher)AUTHOR
It Has No Name (Red Panda)Payal Dhar
Mahabharata for Children
(Juggernaut)
By Arshia Sattar and
illustrated by Sonali Zohra
Saira Zariwala is Afraid
(Harper Collins)
Shabnam Minwalla
The Nameless God (Red Panda)Savie Karnel
The Secret Life of Debbie G
(Harper Collins)
Vibha Batra and
Kalyani Ganapathy
Unfair (Puffin India)Rasil Ahuja

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES – COVER DESIGN CATEGORY

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES IN COVER DESIGN CATEGORY
BOOK (Publisher)COVER DESIGN BYAUTHOR
A God at the Door
(Harper Collins)
Bonita Vaz-ShimrayTishani Doshi
Bene Appétit
(Harper Collins)
Amit Malhotra & Saurav DasEsther David
Desi Delicacies
(Picador)
Bhavi MehtaClaire Chambers
Shadow Craft
(Bloomsbury)
Kapil GuptaGayathri Prabhu &
Nikhil Govind
The Oracle of Karuthupuzha
(Aleph Books)
Bena SareenManu Bhattathiri
What We Know About Her
(Context Books)
Bhavya KumarKrupa Ge

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES – CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY

AGBLF BOOK PRIZE 2021 NOMINEES IN CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY
BOOK (Publisher)AUTHOR (ILLUSTRATOR)
Asamo, is that You?
(Pratham Books)
Canato Jimo & Ogin Nayam
Mermaids in the Moonlight
(Westland)
Sharanya Manivannan
Sometimes Mama, Sometimes Papa
(India Puffin)
Nandini Nayar
(Upamanyu Bhattacharyya)
The Girl who Loved to Sing
(Duckbill Books)
Lavanya Karthik
The Hungry Little Sky Monster
(Juggernaut)
Rohini Nilekani
(Megha Punater)
Tomatoes for Neela
(Viking Books)
Padma Lakshmi
(Juana Martinez-Neal)

Last year in 2020, The AGBLF was awarded under 5 categories and the winner in respective categories were:

  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line” by Deepa Anappara (Fiction)
  • The Death Script” by Ashutosh Bhardwaj (Non Fiction)
  • Made in India: A Memoir” by Milind Soman with Roopa Pai (Popular Choice)
  • Rising Heat” Cover design by Ahlawat Gunjan (Cover Design)
  • “Vaidehi” aka Janaki Srinivasa Murthy is awarded Literary Achievement in Kannada

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