Arundhathi Subramaniam wins Sahitya Akademi award In a year of much disquiet, the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 feels like a much-needed moment of affirmation. Thank you, HarperCollins, India, and Bloodaxe Books, for helping birth When God is a Traveller – a book that’s journeyed further than I ever imagined it would. –Arundhathi