BBAW 2010 – Entry Post

It wasn’t easy deciding what category (or categories) I wanted to register for a BBAW award in.  This self-selection thing makes it really difficult – it’s hard to nominate yourself for an award because it makes it feel like self-promotion.  In the end, though, I chose Cultural because reading and promoting South Asian literature (mainly through the South Asian Author Challenge) is really important to me.  Here are the five posts for that category.

Best Cultural Book Blog:

Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Secret Daughter – Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Girl from Foreign – Sadia Shepard

Detectives Around the World – India

 

I actually wouldn’t have thought of entering for Best Writing as well, but I was encouraged to by a blogger who shall remain nameless.  Here are those entry posts.

Best Writing:

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

The Department of Lost and Found – Allison Winn Scotch

Stitches – David Small

Secret DaughterShilpi Somaya Gowda

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution – Neil deGrasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith

Comments

  1. Good luck, Swapna!

  2. Good luck, Swapna!

  3. Good luck to you! Remember that one blog post we saw on an author’s website, in which one of the commenters said she wanted to be you when she grew up? Well… I think that in itself qualifies you to run for both these awards!

  4. Good luck to you! Remember that one blog post we saw on an author’s website, in which one of the commenters said she wanted to be you when she grew up? Well… I think that in itself qualifies you to run for both these awards!

  5. I have to post my intent to register this week too! Thanks for reminding me 🙂

    Good luck in both of your categories!

  6. I have to post my intent to register this week too! Thanks for reminding me 🙂

    Good luck in both of your categories!

  7. I am so glad you entered, love your blog and think your reviews are consistent in style and writing. Good luck

  8. I am so glad you entered, love your blog and think your reviews are consistent in style and writing. Good luck

  9. Good luck to you!

  10. Good luck to you!

  11. I am sure you will win! 🙂
    Good luck, Krishna 🙂

  12. I am sure you will win! 🙂
    Good luck, Krishna 🙂

  13. Woo hoo!!! Good choices!

  14. Woo hoo!!! Good choices!

  15. Good luck! I’m so glad you entered.

  16. Good luck! I’m so glad you entered.

  17. I’m really glad to see you throwing your name into the hat, Swapna!! I think your category choices are perfect for your blog 🙂 Good luck!

  18. I’m really glad to see you throwing your name into the hat, Swapna!! I think your category choices are perfect for your blog 🙂 Good luck!

  19. I’m glad you entered the running. Good luck!

  20. I’m glad you entered the running. Good luck!

  21. I am glad that you made if past the long list. Good luck with it.

  22. I am glad that you made if past the long list. Good luck with it.

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