Leela Samson will head the five-member jury that additionally contains Aruni Kashyap, Tejaswini Niranjana, Ramu Ramanathan and Deepika Sorabjee
Famous Bharatanatyam dancer, former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi and creator Leela Samson will head the five-member jury for the ₹25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2020. Author and translator Aruni Kashyap, cultural theorist and creator Tejaswini Niranjana, playwright and director Ramu Ramanathan and Deepika Sorabjee, head of the humanities and tradition portfolio at Tata Trusts, are the opposite members of the jury.
“The jury represents a various vary of influential thinkers from a broad spectrum of inventive fields to pick out the most effective providing of fiction from India on this 12 months,” a JCB Basis assertion mentioned.
The jury will announce the longlist of 10 titles on September 1, adopted by the shortlist of 5 titles on September 25. The winner shall be introduced on the awards ceremony on November 7. If the profitable work is a translation, the translator shall be awarded a further ₹10 lakh. Every of the 5 shortlisted authors will obtain ₹1 lakh; if a shortlisted work is a translation, the translator will obtain ₹50,000.
“The JCB Prize for Literature has offered us with a tremendous alternative to award probably the most reflective, imaginative and persuasive piece of up to date fiction writing in India. I’m delighted to embark upon this journey,” jury chair Leela Samson mentioned.