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:

Publisher of the Year

Publisher LogoPublisher Name
Aleph Book CompanyAleph Book Company
Katha
Penguin IndiaPenguin Random House India
Pickle Yolk Books
Yoda Press

Printed Book of the Year (English)

 Title of the BookAuthor / Publisher
Animal IntimaciesAnimal Intimacies: Beastly Love in the HimalayasRadhika Govindrajan / Viking (Penguin Random House India)
Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian CitiesCities and Canopies: Trees in Indian CitiesHarini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli / Viking (Penguin Random House India)
Rewilding: India's Experiments in Saving NatureRewilding: India's Experiments in Saving NatureBahar Dutt / Oxford University Press
Sketches: The Memoir of an ArtistSketches: The Memoir of an ArtistK.M. Vasudevan Namboodiri (Trans. Gita Krishnankutty) / Penguin Press (Penguin Random House India)
The Dancing Poet: Rabindranath Tagore and Choreographies of ParticipationThe Dancing Poet: Rabindranath Tagore and Choreographies of ParticipationRimli Bhattacharya / Tulika Books

Printed Book of the Year (Indian Languages)

 Title of the BookAuthor / Publisher
DopehriDopehriPankaj Kapur / HarperCollins Publishers India
DuppattuDuppattuRajaram Tallur / Bahuroopi
Hanuman ChalisaHanuman ChalisaSant Tulasidas and others / Palm Leaf Innovations
Irasindhur JadukorIrasindhur JadukorUrsula le Guin (Tr. Sudeshna Datta Chaudhuri) / Jadavpur University Press
Loktantra Via Sadak MargLoktantra Via Sadak Marg; Bharat ki 25 Saal ki Chunaavi Yatraon ka NichodRuchir Sharma / Penguin Hindi (Penguin Random House India)

Children's Book of the Year (8+)

 Title of the BookAuthor / Publisher
Inside a Dark BoxInside a Dark BoxRitu Vaishnav / Penguin Books (Penguin Random House India)
Kaju ki TrainKaju ki TrainRadha Indu Rana / Room to Read Trust
Pops!Pops!Balaji Venkataramanan / Duckbill Books (Penguin Random House India)
The MiddleRicha Jha / Pickle Yolk Books
Who Stole Bhaiya’s Smile?Who Stole Bhaiya’s Smile?Sanjana Kapur / Pratham Books

Children's Book of the Year (0-8)

 Title of the BookAuthor / Publisher
DarklessDarklessTanu Shree Singh / Puffin Books (PRH India)
My Daddy and the WellMy Daddy and The WellJerry Pinto / Duckbill Books (PRH India)
Papa ki KoshishPapa Ki KoshishNguyen Khac Tu / Room to Read Trust
Raja Ke ChooheRaja Ke ChooheRadha Indu Rana / Room to Read Trust
SnipSnipCanato Jimo / Pratham Books

Illustrated Book of the Year

 Title of the BookAuthor / Publisher
 A Journey WithinA Journey WithinOlivia Fraser / HarperCollins Publishers India
Indian Railways: A Visual Journey ​Indian Railways: A Visual JourneyVatsal Verma, Chitra Subramanyam / DK
Rachel Goenka's Adventures with MithaiRachel Goenka's Adventures with MithaiRachel Goenka / HarperCollins Publishers India
The Classic Konkan Cookbook: Based on the original recipes of Narayani NayakThe Classic Konkan Cookbook: Based on the original recipes of Narayani NayakJyotsna Shahane / HarperCollins Publishers India
Words From My WindowWords From My WindowRuskin Bond / Penguin Random House India

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