top of page

Purchase VoW's 2023 Shortlisted Books

Want access to books from the collection of VoW Book Awards 2023? The premiere awards celebrate the best of contemporary Indian literature across various genres and languages. The 2023 shortlist features 40 books across 8 categories that showcase the diversity, creativity, and excellence of Indian writing. Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or translation, you will find something to suit your taste and interest among these books. You can purchase these books online from our partner bookstore Natraj!


Black River

By Nilanjana S Roy
Publisher: Westland

Category: English Fiction


No Way In

By Udayan Mukherjee

Publisher: Bloomsbury India

Category: English Fiction


Jhupli's Honey Box

By Achintyarup Ray & Shivam Choudhary

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Category: Childrens' Literature


My Name is Cinnamon

By Vikas Prakash Joshi

Publisher: Hay House Pulishers

Category: Young Adults


Everything the Light Touches

By Janice Pariat

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Category: English Fiction


The Girl Who Climbed Mountains

By Bachendari pal

Publisher: Penguin

Category: Childrens' Literature


Children of the Hidden land

By Mandira Ahah

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Category: Young Adults


In Search of a River

By Saroj Mukherjee

Publisher: Rupa Publications

Category: Young Adults


The Gutsy Girls of Science

By Ilina Singh

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Category: Young Adults


Grit: The Vishwas Story

By Vishwas KS-VR Feeose

Publisher: Hachette India

Category: Young Adults


The Bride

By Harimohan Jha

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Category: English Translation


I must Smell Everything

By Natasha Sharma

Publisher: Red Panda

Category: Childrens' Literature


Bhaga Hua Ladka

By Amrita

Publisher: Rajkamal Prakashan 

Category: Hindi Translation


Hum Jungle key Jagar Magar

By Raj Shekhar-Venket Syam-Nina Subnani

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Category: Childrens' Literature


Half Blood

By Pronoti Dutta

Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books

Category: English Fiction

REC- VoW Book Awards 2024

bottom of page