Calling all publishers, authors and illustrators!
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Via Big Little Award
Over the last two decades, a handful of authors, illustrators and publishers have attempted to give voice to Indian children’s literature with stories that talk to young readers about who they are, and help them navigate a multicultural and multilingual environment. These authors and illustrators have attempted to balance the traditional with the contemporary to reflect the Indian reality in content, visuals and production. They have given us stories that are not didactic but layered and sensitive, illustrations that fight gender and caste stereotypes, are inclusive, bring humour and fun into books, and books that make for great reading. The Big Little Book Award is a first of its kind award instituted by the Parag initiative of Tata Trusts and ‘Literature Live!’ to recognize and honour significant contribution of such authors and illustrators to children’s literature in Indian language (s). The first awards will be announced at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest, 2016. The award will be given under two categories – one for author and another for illustrator/artist. An eminent panel will select the winners.
Publishers, librarians, academics and experts are invited to nominate names for the awards. The nomination process is open till 30th June, 2016.