The Ninth Kekoo Naoroji Book Award (2015)

Kekoo Naoroji Book Award
It gives us great pleasure to announce the winner of The Ninth Kekoo Naoroji Book Award.

“Becoming a Mountain” by Mr. Stephen Alter was the unanimous choice by the Jury.


Becoming a mountain by Stephen Alter

Their statement is as follows:

“Becoming a Mountain” by Stephen Alter is the jury’s unanimous choice for the Kekoo Naoroji Award for Himalayan Literature. This is a book that held our attention completely, although there is little of the heart-stopping, palm-sweating climbing narrative that we have come to expect. Instead, this writer takes us on a more intimate journey through the mountains, both physically and spiritually. A very personal account, we are transported from the brutal assault on the author and his wife by a quiet inner strength that motivates him to find peace and acceptance in the mountains. Not many people who love the high hills write like this.

The Presentation ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 06:00 pm.

Venue: Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, 122-A, JK Sawant Marg, Opp. Bombay Glassworks, next to Yashwant Natya Mandir, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016. [See map here].