Sept 27, 2007
Charbagh, British Council
September 27 would have been the writer and editor Shakti Bhatt's 27th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, her friends will read from her work and remember her with poetry, short fiction, and music.
The Shakti Bhatt Foundation will announce the inaugural 2008 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.
All are welcome.
The Shakti Bhatt Foundation is a non-profit trust set up by her family to keep her memory alive. It wishes to reward first-time authors of all ages.
THE SHAKTI BHATT FOUNDATION
announces the inaugural
2008 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize
The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize is a cash award of one lakh rupees.
A 3-member panel of judges will shortlist entries. The 2008 panel of judges includes William Dalrymple and Kamila Shamsie.
We invite entries in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography, and narrative journalism) and drama.
Open to first-time authors of all ages.
The book must be published between June 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.
Only books published in India are eligible.
Publications must be in English or translated into English from an Indian language.
Vanity press publications are ineligible.
Deadline for entries is July 15, 2008.
Jeet will be happy to answer specific questions.
If you would like the mailing address of the foundation, to send in your book, or if you have queries for Jeet, please leave a comment with your email address.