When Raymond Crossword Book Awards was first launched in 1998, the idea was to encourage Indian writing and Indian authors.
Raymond Crossword Book Awards not only recognize and reward good writing, but also actively promote Indian authors and their books
- making it the only Indian award of its kind to do so.
The only Literary Award in India for the Indian Authors spread across Lifetime Achievement, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Translations and Popular Categories.
This year, the 15th Raymond Crossword Book Award will consist of the Jury Awards- Indian Fiction, Indian Non Fiction, English Language Translation & Children’s Writing Award with The Popular Award- Best Fiction Book of the year, Best Non Fiction of the year, Readers’ Choice Best Biography Book of the Year, Management Book of the Year, Health & Fitness Book of the Year, Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
So rise to the need where the ear enjoys the melody played through the thoughtful words, eyes meet face to the written word, mind is allowed to wonder.
Raymond Crossword Book Award is the only forum in India that gives a face to Indian authors and Indian literature, with a well-rounded jury mining gems from the length and breadth of the country.