Anees Salim

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Anees Salim is a Kochi, India-based author.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Varkala, he dropped out of school at age 16, and currently works for an advertising agency.[1][2]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2013 The Hindu Literary Prize for Vanity Bagh.[3][4][5] The prize was announced by novelist Jim grace in the valedictory function of the Hindu Lit for Life festival held in Chennai during 12 - 14 January 2014.
  • 2015 Crossword Book Award in Indian Fiction for The Blind Lady’s Descendants[6]
  • 2017 Bangalore Atta Galatta Literature Book Festival's Best Fiction (English) for The Small Town Sea[7]
  • 2017 The Hindu Prize shortlist for the Small Town Sea[8]
  • 2017 Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award (Fiction) shortlist for the Small Town Sea[9]


  • The Vicks Mango Tree
  • Tales From A Vending Machine
  • The Blind Lady’s Descendents
  • Vanity Bagh
  • The Small-Town Sea


  1. ^ Balakrishnan, Suneetha. "Living with Words". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ Preetha T S (27 September 2012). "Kochi writer hits the Inglish jackpot". Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  3. ^ "The Shortlist for The Hindu Best Fiction Prize Declared". Current Books. 9 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  4. ^ Staff writer (9 November 2013). "The Hindu Prize 2013 Shortlist". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  5. ^ Staff writer (14 January 2014). "Anees Salim bags The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  6. ^ Zafar Anjum (29 April 2015). "India: Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014 winners announced". Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  7. ^ Reporter, Staff (2017-10-21). "Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017 announced". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  8. ^ "The Hindu Prize 2017 shortlist is out". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2017-10-28. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  9. ^ "Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest announces shortlists for five coveted Book Awards via @tatacompanies". Retrieved 2017-11-26.

External links[edit]

Interview at Earthen Lamp Journal

Review of The Blind Lady's Descendants by Suneetha Balakrishnan

Review of Vanity Bagh by Suneetha Balakrishnan