Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22:
Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize: The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize has been jointly won by Sudeep Sen for his genre and formbender Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation (Pippa Rann Books & Media, 2021) and Shobhana Kumar for her haibun collection A Sky Full of Bucket Lists (Red River, 2021). The winners, awarded $10,000 and a Rabindranath Tagore statuette, were picked from a shortlist of 11 at India International Centre, with the Tagore Prize for social achievement going to Sanjoy K Roy, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize Shortlist for 2021-22:
- A Play for the End of the World: Jai Chakrabarti (Knopf, 2021)
- Manual for a Decent Life: Kavita A. Jindal (Linen Press, 2020)
- Two and a Half Rivers: Anirudh Kala (Niyogi, 2021)
- A Sky Full of Bucket Lists: Shobhana Kumar (Red River, 2021)
- Osmosis: Debarshi Mitra (Hawakal Publishers, 2020)
- The Elegant Nobody: Jagari Mukherjee (Hawakal Publishers, 2020)
- My City is a Murder of Crows: Nikita Parik (Hawakal Publishers, 2022)
- I Want a Poem and Other Poem: Jerry Pinto (Speaking Tiger Books, 2021)
- The Earthspinner: Anuradha Roy (Mountain Leopard Press, 2021)
- Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation: Sudeep Sen (Pippa Rann Books&Media, 2021)
- Love Without a Story: Arundhati Subramaniam (Bloodaxe Books, 2021)
About the Awards:
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was started in 2018 to annually recognise literary and social accomplishments. In 2020, the award was won by Raj Kamal Jha, Chief Editor, The Indian Express, for The City and The Sea (2019, Penguin Books), and in 2019, it was awarded posthumously to Kabir for One Hundred Poems of Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore.