New Delhi : Designed to ideally promote literary works and the publishing industry, the PragatiEVichaar Literature Festival hosted the 2022 PVLF Excellence Awards in New Delhi on Wednesday. Frontlist Media conceptualized PragatiEVichaar Literature Festival and partnered with Federation of Indian Publishers [FIP] and Nielsen BookScan India as knowledge partner. To recognize outstanding literary works, many awards are given around the world. In India, there are many awards for writers, but this one is one of a kind.
Due to the unprecedented covid lockdown, Frontlist had to interrupt the offline event for the PVLF Excellence Awards in January. This time, the award ceremony and congratulation of the winners took place on March 9, 2022. The event was honored and opened by chief guest Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and to Education.
In a country where publishers are cautious to promote only famous authors and aspiring authors are asked to pay large sums to have their book published, the PVLF 2022 has conceptualized a platform to tackle this problem. It was a one-of-a-kind event that launched a 24-hour writer’s marathon, consisting of 48 sessions. The 24-hour author’s marathon was an impressive demonstration by the Frontlist team. It took place on January 6, 2022.
PVLF Excellence Awards 2022 is part of PVLF 2022 which has received industry-wide support from publishers such as WonderHouse Publishing, Repro India, FingerPrints Publishing, Disha Publications, Dreamland Children Books, Prints Publications, LiFi Publications, Solh Wellness, BuyBooksIndia and Advit Toys join as sponsors. All the major publishers in the country had participated with their books, evangelizing their readers to vote for them.
The awards night began at 6 p.m. at TheClaridges Hotel, Delhi. Renowned personalities from the publishing industry honored the event with their presence.
The PVLF Excellence Awards 2022 featured two major launches, the launch of the book cover of the FIP report to be released at the conclusion of 75 years of the Indian publishing industry. Another book cover launch of Nielsen India Book Market Report in collaboration with Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) has taken place.
Here is a list of awards and winners:
PVLF Author Excellence Awards: These awards were based on nominations by authors, who were allowed to nominate themselves in a maximum of 2 categories. Nominations were shortlisted by a jury using Nielsen BookScan data. The final winner of each category was awarded based on a public vote.