Publishing Next Industry Awards 2020 – Shortlist

Here are the final shortlists for various categories of the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2020. The shortlisted candidates are listed alphabetically:

Cover of the Year (Indian Languages)

Book CoverCover DesignerAuthor/ Publisher
Kala Naag
Aparajita Ninan
Surendra Mohan Pathak / Penguin Random House India
Jake Bairi Sammukh Jeeve
Aparajita Ninan
Surendra Mohan Pathak / Penguin Random House India
DopehriBonita Vaz ShimrayPankaj Kapur / HarperCollins Publishers India
Ranga KairaliKiran Madalu
Kiran Madalu
Kiran Bhat / Bahuroopi
DuppattuM S Sagar
M S Sagar
Rajaram Tallur / Bahuroopi

Cover of the Year (English)

Book CoverCover DesignerAuthor/ Publisher

Amit Malhotra
S. Hareesh (Tr: Jayasree Kalathil) / HarperCollins India
Bhavi Mehta
Bhavi Mehta
Uzma Aslam Khan / Context Books
Gunjan Ahlawat
Gunjan Ahlawat (cover art by Ankita Thakur)
Rheea Mukherjee / Penguin Random House India
Rujuta Thakurdesai
Rujuta Thakurdesai
Paul Rosolie / Penguin Random House India
Sherna Dastur
Sherna Dastur
Sudhanva Deshpande / Leftword Books

Illustrator of the Year

 Name of IllustratorNominated by
Ayeshe Sadr & Ishaan DasguptaAyeshe Sadr & Ishaan DasguptaHarperCollins India
Krishna Bala ShenoiKrishna Bala ShenoiPratham Books
Rohan ChakravartyRohan ChakravartyRohan Chakravarty
Sandhya PrabhatSandhya PrabhatHarperCollins India
Sunaina CoelhoSunaina CoelhoPratham Books
Vishnu M NairVishnu M NairPratham Books

Editor of the Year

 Name of EditorNominated by
Ayushi SaxenaAyushi SaxenaPenguin Random House India
Bijal VachharajaniBijal VachharajaniPratham Books
Ishita GuptaIshita GuptaYoda Press
Rahul SoniRahul SoniKanishka Gupta
Tarini UppalTarini UppalPenguin Random House India