6 BOOK COVERS MAKE IT TO THE SHORTLIST OF OXFORD BOOKSTORE BOOK COVER PRIZE 2022
Kolkata, 21 January 2022: Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize today announced the much awaited shortlist of its seventh edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival which has commenced in a virtual mode from today. A list of 6 book covers has been chosen by the distinguished jury comprising of Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Dr. Alka Pande, Shobhaa De, Priti Paul, Kunal Basu and guest juror Emmanuel Lebrun- Damiens. The varied interests of these eminent jurors helped create a rich and diverse perspective for the selected shortlist. The winner of the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize’s Seventh Edition will be announced virtually later this year.
Announcing the shortlist, the Prize Chair of Jury, Dr. Alka Pande said, “Never Judge a book by its Cover is a difficult axiom to follow. Invariably we end up picking up a book because of the riveting book cover. The 7th edition of Oxford Book Cover Prize salutes the creative genius and diversity of the Indian Graphic Design Community”.
In its first year, Bena Sareen was awarded the prize for the book, “Talking of Justice” by late author, Leila Seth, published by Aleph. The following year designer Pinaki De was declared winner for the book “Kalkatta” authored by Kunal Basu, published by Picador India. The third Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was awarded to Maithili Doshi Aphale for the book “Himalaya” authored by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale, published by Speaking Tiger. In the fourth year the prize was awarded to Bonita Vaz Shimray for the book “Remnants of a Separation” by Aanchal Malhotra published by HarperCollins. The fifth edition prize was handed over to Sneha Pamneja for “Tiffin”, published by Roli Books. Graphic Designer Gunjan Ahlawat was awarded the prestigious award in the sixth edition for the book “Gun Island” by Amitav Ghosh, published by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
SHORTLIST – OXFORD BOOKSTORE BOOK COVER PRIZE 2022
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Jodhpur Guns
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Robert Elgood
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Shashi Bushan Prasad
NAME OF THE PUBLISHER: Niyogi Books
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Kerala Bakshanam Chrithram
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Suma Sivadas & Dr. Deepa
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Vishak Raj
NAME OF THE PUBLISHER: DC Books
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Estuary
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Perumal Murugan translated by Nandini Krishnan
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Gavin Morris
NAME OF THE PUBLISHER: Eka
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Lotus Land
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Bhuban Patra
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Shreya Nayak
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Turmeric Nation
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Shylashri Shankar
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Maithili Doshi
NAME OF THE PUBLISHER: Speaking Tiger
- NAME OF THE BOOK: Kintsugi
NAME OF THE AUTHOR: Anukrti Upadhyay
NAME OF THE DESIGNER: Ishan Khosla
NAME OF THE PUBLISHER: FourthEstate
About Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize
The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize is a first-of-its-kind honour for splendour in book design, and an endeavour by an iconic bookstore to perceive and empower the phenomenal work of artists, designers and distributors crosswise over India. The new prize acknowledges the significance of the adjust of illustrations and story, especially in our undeniably visual age, and trusts that a book cover translates and interprets the resulting content in critical ways that add to its definitive achievement. Under the guidance of Ms. Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group, Oxford Bookstores has been pushing all boundaries to encourage the publishing industry and celebrate the business of books. Standout cover design is an integral part of the success of a book, designers and illustrators play a vital role in helping a book become emblematic and create recall.
About Oxford Bookstores
Oxford Bookstore is the best equipped ‘base-camp’ for journeys of the mind offering its patrons the widest range of outstanding titles and consistently courteous and informed service for close to a century. Today, with stores in major metros, India’s first of its kind tea boutique, Cha Bar, India’s only bookstore to curate multiple literary festivals like Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob and Hindi Sahitya Utsav, Oxford Bookstore offers booklovers access to the very best in publishing enhanced by a variety of events that highlights the importance of books, visual & performing arts and celebrate the word. Oxford Bookstore measures its success by the smiles on millions of happy readers that the brand has served over the last 100 years. There are a few treats as sumptuous as a visit to Oxford Bookstore in India. Each time you walk into our iconic store in Kolkata, its old world charm leaves you enchanted and desiring for more. Our fleet of ‘happy to help’ knowledgeable booksellers and conversant hosts work round the clock to bring to our vendees world class reading experience. Be it through our books or our fine teas we abide by the brand’s motto – Much more than a bookstore – at every Bookstore.
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About Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, India’s only literary Festival created by a bookstore and Kolkata’s first literary festival, reflects our city’s vibrancy of thought, its engagement with the literary world at large and explores literature as part of our tangible and intangible heritage. Celebrate books, music, art, film, and more with the finest creative minds in the nation and globally, as events unfold at the city’s magnificent heritage sites. Please visit www.aklf.in to know more.
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