PenguinRandomHouse | New-Delhi/Mumbai, 11/25/2019

Penguin Random House India Named Publisher Of The Year

Subject: Media & Services
Country: India
Category: Prizes & Awards

Penguin Random House India has been named Publisher of the Year. At the 10th edition of “Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest,” India’s largest English-speaking trade publishing group received the award for the second time after 2017. It also won awards for two books.

At the closing ceremony of the 10th edition of Mumbai’s foremost international literature festival, “Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest,” Penguin Random House India was once again named Publisher of the Year. This is the second time after 2017 that India’s largest English-language consumer publishing group has won this award, which has been presented since 2016 to recognize the efforts of Indian publishers in discovering and nurturing writers.

There were also two prizes for books published by Penguin Random House India. “The City And The Sea” by Raj Kamal Jha won Book of the Year (Fiction) at the literature festival, and “Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting” by Raghunath Mashelkar and Ravi Pandit won Business Book of the Year. Penguin Random House India had seven titles nominated for a prize in one of the four categories – more than any other publishing house.

A thriving literary landscape

“This has been an exciting year for Penguin Random House India with so many of our books and authors receiving the recognition they truly deserve,” says Gaurav Shrinagesh, CEO of Penguin Random House India and South East Asia. “In a thriving literary landscape such as ours, it is an honor to be adjudged as the Publisher of The Year and I would like to thank Tata Literature Live! for acknowledging the tenacity and diligence of Penguin Random House team in discovering and publishing some outstanding written work. We are humbled to be a part of an industry that is committed to enriching the literary culture of our country. It is a responsibility we take very seriously and work toward giving different voices and ideas a befitting platform.”