2020 JCB Prize Shortlist

Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu (Simon & Schuster) and Moustache by S. Hareesh (HarperCollins India) are on the five-title shortlist for the 2020 JCB Prize.

The Rs 25-lakh prize is “presented each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian author.” This year’s judges are Aruni Kashyap, Tejaswini Niranjana, Ramu Ramanathan, and Deepika Sorabjee.

Shortlisted authors receive Rs 1 lakh, and their translators, where applicable, receive Rs 50,000. The winner will be announced November 7, 2020 and will be honored with the “Mirror Melting” trophy.

For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the JCB Prize website.

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