The winners for VOW Book Awards 2017 are as follows
Namita GokhaleFiction (English)
Things to Leave Behind
Santosh ChoubeyFiction (Hindi).
Nitin SatheNon-Fiction (English)
Born to Fly
Munawwar RanaNon-Fiction (Hindi)
मीर आके लौट गया
One of the salient features of the Valley of Words is the VoW Book Awards for the best writings published in India in the year 2016.
The VoW book Awards have been introduced to recognize the best of Indian literature, appreciate great writing, promote the enduring value of reading, and advance the careers of established and emerging writers.
Awards for the best books published in English /Hindi (both fiction and non-fiction) were given at a Special Awards Ceremony .
Nominations were accepted in the following categories:
- Fiction (English)
- Non-Fiction (English)
- Fiction (Hindi)
- Non-Fiction (Hindi)
The four Awardees received a Commendation, a Memento, a cheque of Rupees One lakh and a Writers Residency at Villa Kalighat, Panchkula, and Haryana for two to three weeks.
The publishers were also acknowledged and given a Memento during the Special Awards Ceremony at the Valley of Words: International Literature and Arts Festival Dehradun on November 19, 2017.Selection Process
The selection of the books was based on the screening and recommendation of jury comprising of respectable authors/writers from across India.Submissions
There has been an enthusiastic response from publishers in all categories .
The second edition of Valley of Words is scheduled for 23-25 November, 2018. We look forward in welcoming you for 3 days of joyous celebration.