Mumbai: 'The Incredible Banker' by Ravi Subramanian has bagged the 'best popular book' award for 2011, instituted by the Economist-Crossword Book Award. 'The Folded Earth' by Anuradha Roy won the award in the Indian Fiction category while the Indian Non-Fiction award went to 'A Free Man' by Aman Sethi, '17' by Anita Agnihotri and 'The Araya Women' by Narayan jointly won in Indian language translation category, Crossword said in a statement.
The 11th edition of the award had shortlisted nominees like Jeet Thayil whose latest novel 'Narcopolis' was in the Man Booker list this year.
The Economist Crossword Book Award winners:
Fiction: The Folded Earth, Anuradha Roy, Hachette India
Non-fiction: A Free Man, Aman Sethi, Random House India
Translation: The Araya Woman, by Narayan, translated from the Malayalam by Catherine Thankamma, OUP;
17, by Anita Agnihotri, translated from the Bengali by Arunava Sinha, Zubaan Books
Popular: The Incredible Banker, by Ravi Subramanian, Rupa