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More details here.It’s time to look for the best writer of the year as the Shakti Bhatt Foundation is on its way of selecting the winner for its First Book Prize.
Entries can be in any genre which includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography, and narrative journalism), drama.Authors from the subcontinent are eligible but books must be published in India. Publications must be in English or translated into English from an Indian language.
The winner will be announced in the second half of November and the prize presentation will take place in December 2009. The winners will receive prize money of Rs One lakh and a trophy.