The Vodafone Crossword Book Awards 2010, the Crossword Book Award in the Indian Fiction category was jointly won by Omair Ahmed for Jimmy, The Terrorist and Anjali Joseph for Saraswati Park.
The award for Indian Non-Fiction went to VS Ramachandran for The Tell Tale Brain while Ranjit Lal won the award for Children's Writing for Faces in the Water.
The Vodafone Crossword Popular Book Award, which offers readers the opportunity to vote (online) for their favourite book from the list of the shortlisted books across the Indian Fiction and Indian Non-Fiction categories, was won by author Ashwin Sanghi for Chanakya's Chant.
The rest of the winners were selected by a panel of judges comprising well-known academics, critics and writers such as Geeta Doctor, Githa Hariharan, CS Lakshmi, Harsh Sethi, Sampurna Chattarji and Anshumani Ruddhra.
Full report here DNA
Literature award for Omair Ahmed and Anjali Joseph Hindustan Times
Awards for excellence in Indian writing Times of India