Welcome to PILF 2017 - A brand new edition of creative energy, literature, fun and festivities.
The dates this year are September 8th, 9th and 10th.
The entry is free and all are welcome.
Please keep watching this space for details and the date for online registrations.
PILF Organising Committee.
An Important Announcement
Anupam Kher Awards for a Debut Novel in English and Hindi
Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) is excited to initiate two 'Anupam Kher Awards for a Debut Novel in English and Hindi' in any genre. In order to encourage bright writers to create and commit to new work and dedicate a certain amount of their time to serious writing, this award would go a long way.
These awards would comprise : A cash prize of Rs. One Lakh (in each language) and a Citation in the form of a specially designed Certificate.
1. The Process: All Publishers are invited to send in maximum 5 of their best debut novels published in the previous calendar year i.e. January to December 2016. Only one title per author would be accepted. (Submissions would have to be made only through the Publishers. No self-published books would be accepted.) Kindly submit 5 copies of each entry, to reach before the 30th of April 2017, (Could be extended further for Hindi) to the following address :
2. A Jury of 3 to 4 members would independently read and assess these books in English and Hindi and the winning novel will be decided in coordination with PILF.
3. The Longlist would be declared on 15th of August 2017
4. The Shortlist would be declared on 26th of August 2017
5. The Winning novel would be announced and the cash prize would be handed over to the author during the Inaugural Ceremony of PILF on 8th September in Pune.
Hope you are as excited as us about this new award which will give more power to debut fiction authors!
Looking forward to receiving your entries....
Don't forget to visit this unique Exhibition!
Some of the Speakers 2016
Social Theme – 2017
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Please mark the dates for this year -
September 8th, 9th and 10th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Venue – YASHADA, Baner Road, Pune 411007.
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