THE HINDU BEST FICTION AWARD 2010

THE HINDU BEST FICTION AWARD 2010

THE HINDU BEST FICTION AWARD 2010

The Hindu has always been committed to promoting good literature - both in English and Indian languages - showcased through the Literary Review. As part of this commitment and to recognise and reward outstanding literary talent in Indian Writing in English, The Hindu Literary Review has instituted The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 for the best published book in this category.

The award consists of a cash prize of Rs.5,00,000 [Rs. 5 lakhs) and a citation.

The entries will be assessed by an independent panel of judges comprising critics and authors.

A shortlist of five books will be announced in October in the Sunday Magazine.

The award will be given away at a ceremony in November, on a date to be announced shortly.

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HOW TO ENTER

* Publishers can submit two books published between June 2009 and June 2010.

* Publishers with more than one imprint can submit two books from each imprint

* Publishers must send five finished copies of each book. Only hard copy will be allowed. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

* All entries must reach The Hindu on or before August 31, 2010

* All entries should be sent to The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010,

* Sunday Magazine/Literary Review Desk, 859-860, Anna Salai, Chcnnai 600 002.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

* The author must be an Indian citizen. It is the publisher's responsibility to verify this before submitting die hook for consideration.

* Self-published or electronically published books will not be accepted.

* Children's fiction or teenage fiction will not be accepted.

* Books of authors who are on the panel of judges will not be eligible for submission.

* Employees of The Hindu or their family members arc not eligible to participate.

THE HINDU BEST FICTION AWARD 2010