The Hutch-Crossword 2005 Book Awards long lists..

..are up.
Here they are: English Fiction, Indian Language Fiction Translation, and a new category, English Non-Fiction.

Amitav Ghosh, 2004 winner for English Fiction, will announce the shortlist at Crossword, Kemps Corner, Bombay, at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, 17th January.





3 responses to “The Hutch-Crossword 2005 Book Awards long lists..”

  1. Rana Avatar

    Man, the longlist is really long. How do they whittle it down to the short-list?

  2. zigzackly Avatar

    Rana,The star attraction on this blog may have some insights for you. Rumour has it that Hurree Babu knows not a little about last year’s short-listing process.:)

  3. Amit Chatterji Avatar

    Last Hurree Babu was spotted was on national television, chewing the ends of the Babu’s locks and shooting in “Indian neutral” about the probable shortlist. Each time the Babu was quizzed for 2005’s category-toppers, the Babu picked a few strands from the bunch (like Mrs. Dalloway choosing her yellow roses) and pulled them back, only to let them slip off again with a clever left-side-of-the-brain nod right at the moment of truth. Which is, the next question.

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