Bengali Authors to be Conferred With Prestigious Big Little Book Award; List of Authors Announced

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Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts, and Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2017 announced the list of authors nominated for the ‘Big Little Book Award’ for children’s literature in Indian languages. In its second year, the award considered children’s literature in the Bengali language. The awards will be conferred on 19th November 2017. The shortlisted authors are Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Amarendra Chakravorty and Kartik Ghosh.

The Big Little Book Awards honors both authors and illustrators whose work connects with children, gives them joy, encourages them to think, introduces them to new ideas and cultures and balances the traditional with the contemporary. The nominations were sought from publishers, librarians and academicians.

The nomination process, which began in June 2017, received an overwhelming response.

Priyanka Dutta

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