The award was instituted in 2016 to recognise the efforts of India’s publishers in discovering and nurturing writers.
Penguin Random House India was awarded the prestigious "Publisher of the Year" award that recognises the efforts of India's publishers in discovering and nurturing writers at Tata Literature Live in Mumbai.
Gaurav Shrinagesh, CEO, Penguin Random House India said, “We are absolutely delighted at being awarded Publisher of the Year, and would like to thank the Tata Live! Literature Festival for recognizing the immense amount of work and dedication of all those who made this happen: our authors, our employees, booksellers, distributors, and partners who constantly ensure discoverability of the wonderful books we publish in an ever changing world."
He further added, "I cannot thank our industry enough for everything they do for authors, readers and publishers to keep the book front and centre of our lives and society."
Shrinagesh went on to say, "Penguin Random House India published across genres in 2017, and we are dedicated to continue to publish as wide a range of voices as possible. I would like to especially thank the fabulous team at Penguin Random House India - a group of talented individuals across all functions who come together with utmost passion and dedication, and an abiding commitment to connect authors with readers.”
The Tata Literature Live! Publisher of the Year award was instituted in 2016 to recognise the efforts of India’s publishers in discovering and nurturing writers. It is one of the very few awards in India to acknowledge publishers in a category separate from their writers.
The award is decided on the basis of the Tata Literature Live! Awards longlists and shortlists across Fiction and Non-Fiction. The judging is done by factoring in rankings as well as the quality of the entries.