|The Big Little Book awardees — (L-R) Illustrator, Nina Sabnani, and Kannada author, Nagesh Hegde|
The Big Little Book Award is a first-of-its-kind award instituted by the Parag initiative of Tata Trusts and ‘Literature Live!’ to recognise and honour significant contribution to children’s literature in Indian languages. The award is given under two categories — one for author and another for illustrator / artist. The first awards were announced at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest in 2016.
The 2018 Big little Book award for authors in Kannada children’s literature was presented to prolific author Nagesh Hegde, while the award for illustrators of children’s books was presented to Nina Sabnani, artist and professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.