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TWIN­KLE’S BOOK BAGS AN AWARD

Au­thor Twin­kle Khanna’s sec­ond book wins a pres­ti­gious award at the Ban­ga­lore Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val 2017

- Prashant Singh

Twin­kle Khanna’s book, The Leg­end of Lak­shmi Prasad has won the Pop­u­lar Choice Award at Atta Galatta Ban­ga­lore Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val Book Prize 2017. By pop­u­lar choice, Twin­kle beat au­thors such as Dur­joy Datta and Ravi Subra­ma­nium whose books were also nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory.

Be it her first book or The Leg­end of Lak­shmi Prasad, au­thor Twin­kle Khanna has — till date — won mul­ti­ple awards for both her books. Now, in the lat­est in­stance, HT Café has learnt that Twin­kle’s sec­ond book has won yet an­other award.

“Yes, The Leg­end of Lak­shmi Prasad has won the ‘Pop­u­lar Choice award’ at Atta Galatta Ban­ga­lore Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val 2017. It’s a pres­ti­gious award, es­pe­cially since it has been de­cided di­rectly by peo­ple and rep­re­sent their choice,” says an in­sider.

Ap­par­ently, also in con­tention were other books such as Chetan Bha­gat’s One In­dian Girl and Karan Jo­har’s An Un­suit­able Boy be­sides works of other au­thors such as Dur­joy Datta and Ravi Subra­ma­nium. “For the same cat­e­gory, fans and fol­low­ers of the au­thors/writ­ers voted. It’s a big honour for any writer/ au­thor to win an award at this lit­er­a­ture fes­ti­val,” says the in­sider.

Along­with Twin­kle’s book, other books who’ll take away the prizes are The Small Town Sea by Anees Salim (fic­tion), Lone Fox Danc­ing by Ruskin Bond (non fic­tion) and Bol­war Ma­ham­mad Kunhi (achieve­ment in Kan­nada Lit­er­a­ture). Twin­kle couldn’t be reached for a com­ment.

OTHER AU­THORS WHO ARE BE­ING AWARDED ARE ANEES SALIM, BOL­WAR MA­HAM­MAD KUNHI AND RUSKIN BOND.

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