Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award

May 30, 2016 08:39 IST

AditiKrishnakumarAditi Krishnakumar, an Indian woman author in Singapore, in fourth week of May 2016 won the 'Scholastic Asian Book Award'. She was awarded for her 32000-word manuscript "Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus".

She won the 10000 Singapore dollar award for her manuscript that carried contemporary feel and roots deep into history of India. The manuscript will be published by Scholastic Asia.

Aditi Krishnakumar

• She has worked in the finance industry in India and Singapore.

• She has been living in Singapore for the past three year.

• At present, she is working with Agent Lila Raman to decipher the mysterious script of the Indus Valley civilization.

• Her first book, A Whole Summer Long, was published in 2012.

• Additionally, another of her manuscripts was shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2014.

Runner Ups of the award

1st runner up: Tina Cho from South Korea was selected for Chasing Freedom

2nd runner-up: Stephanie Ho Lee-Ling from Singapore for Island Girl

Scholastic Asian Book Award

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is the joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia. The NBDCS, founded in 1969, promotes reading and literature, and champions’ literary works of Asians.

Scholastic, founded in 1920, is the largest children's books publisher and distributor in the world.


The Scholastic Asian Book Award is awarded every two years to an unpublished manuscript (original or translation) targeted at children aged 6 to 18 years, written by writers of Asian descent, living in Asia, who are 18 years of age and above.

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