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Salis Mania Choice Awards 2023: See the full list of winners here

These are this year's Salis Mania Choice Awards winners:

🏆 Best Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

Mukul Ranjan is a director and screenwriter in the Hindi film industry. His origins lie in Bihar’s Madhubani district. He is a humanities graduate from Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University.

Later he took his Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University. Journalism was not his calling as he considers himself primarily a raconteur. He started his career as a screenwriter with a Hindi film.

He has written and directed several movies, documentaries, and TV shows. Singing, traveling and working towards sustainable living are his hobbies. COLD COCK is his debut novel.

🏆 Best Fantasy Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

Rajendra Sarilla lives in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. He is an Engineer by education & an educator by profession. Scarlett is the product of his real passion: story-telling.

When he is not writing, he does stand-up comedy at open-mic events. He is a big Marvel Universe fan and does not miss any of their movie releases.

He can be described as an ambivert with a positive mindset. He has been honored with the CLA Global Award in The Fantasy Genre.

🏆 Best Poetry Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

"शब्दों में जान होती है" इस एक लाइन पर विश्वास करना और इस पर अपना जीवन जीती आ रही मोनिका जुनून, प्रेम, पसंद और भाग्य सब ही तरह से एक लेखक हैं। पिछले चौदह वर्षों से डाक विभाग, भारत में सेवा कर रही हैं और मोनिका 2004 में भारत के उपराष्ट्रपति द्वारा कांस्य पदक विजेता हैं।

कविता और उपन्यासों में रुचि रखती हैं। वह खुद एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पत्रिका एशियन सिग्नेचर" द्वारा एक समकालीन एशियाई कवि के रूप में चुनी गई थीं। उन्होंने वर्ष 2017 के अंक के लिए एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फैशन पत्रिका 'Aesthetics- coffee table book' के लिए महिला सशक्तिकरण के चेहरे के रूप में भी चुना।

उन्होंने 7 संकलनों का संकलन और संपादन किया है। इसके अलावा उनके पास एमसीकेएस योग विद्या प्राणिक हीलिंग ट्रस्ट, नई दिल्ली से मास्टर चाओ कोक सुई बेसिक प्राणिक हीलिंग कोर्स सर्टिफिकेट है। फूलों से अत्याधिक प्रेम रखने वाली मोनिका ख़ुद को फूलों वाली लड़की कहना पसंद करती हैं। वह इसी नाम से अपनी पहचान बनाना चाहती हैं।

🏆 Best Romance Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

Samhi C. is a Telugu-American writer based in New Jersey. When she’s not spending holidays at home taking walks with her brother and parents or indulging in romance novels and mystery movies, she’s at Pennsylvania where she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing accompanied with a minor in Criminology.

While writing is her ultimate passion, she also loves music, dance, visual arts, swimming, yoga, running, calculus, chemistry, history, architecture and, learning about (but never practising) world religions.

She runs a blog at and a music channel at "When You Saved Me" is her first novel. Visit for links to all her creative works which are available online.

🏆 Best Non-fiction Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

Shree Shambav, the author of this book, is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management and the National Institute of Technology.

With many years of experience in the corporate world and has held senior positions in MNCs. He has authored and co-authored many technical papers, books, and blogs.

He leads the Shree Shambav Ayur Rakshita Foundation - ( The sole purpose of this organization in recognizing human identity, beyond the boundaries of gender, race, and nationality.

The organization helps all communities towards realizing their true potential and the beauty of life. Shree Shambav Green Movement - Mission is to create a healthy, green, and clean planet through green movement, along with diligent greening and water conservation efforts to make a green paradise around.

🏆 Best Mystery & Thriller Book of the Year Award 2023 Winner

Ajit Menon is an Engineer, Hotelier, COO, and HR professional. His passion is music, reading, and writing. A movie buff, Ajit lives with his wife Geetha and daughter Anushka in Gurgaon.

Arvind Menon is a retired police officer. During his days in the Indian Intelligence wing, he underwent training to survive in the most grueling conditions. His son, Ajit was inspired by his work and used it to bring to life the Panther's Ghosts.

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