Important Books & Authors of 2022 for Kerala PSC

Important Books & Authors of 2022 for Kerala PSC
This post includes some of the notable books and writers of 2022 that have lately been published in the news.  

Books & Authors is one of the most essential current affairs topics for many competitive exams, including the Kerala PSC.

List of Important Books & Authors 2022 


  • After Sappho – Selby Wynn Schwartz.
  • All of You Every Single One – Beatrice Hitchman.
  • Ambedkar and Modi: Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation – Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Ancestor Trouble – Maud Newton.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Sagarika Ghose.
  • A Confused Mind Story – Sahil Seth.
  • A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence – Ruskin Bond.
  • A Nation To Protect – Priyam Gandhi Mody.
  • A Place Called Home – Preeti Shenoy.
  • Burning Questions – Margaret Atwood.
  • Bose: The Untold Story Of An Inconvenient Nationalist – Chandrachur Ghose.
  • Brave Hearts of Bharat, Vignettes from Indian History – Vikram Sampath.
  • Business of Sports: The Winning Formula for Success – Vinit Karnik.
  • Chekutty – Sethu (Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2022).

  • Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more – Ellen Prager (Marine Biologist).
  • December in Dacca – K.S. Nair.
  • Decoding Indian Babudom – Ashwini Shrivastava.
  • Divorce and Democracy: A History of Personal Law in Post-Independence India – Saumya Saxena.
  • Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us – Ro Khanna.

  • E. K. Janaki Ammal: Life and Scientific Contributions – Nirmala James.
  • Either/Or – Elif Batuman.
  • Ente Kothankallukal (എന്റെ കൊത്തങ്കല്ലുകൾ) – Priya S.

  • Fearless Governance – Kiran Bedi.
  • Finding Me – Viola Davis.
  • Forks in the Road: My Days at RBI and Beyond – Dr C. Rangarajan (19th RBI Governor).
  • Free Fall: My Experiments with Living – Mallika Sarabhai.

  • Getting Lost – Annie Ernaux
  • Getting the Bread: The Gen-Z Way to Success – Prarthna Batra.
  • Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra – Navdeep Singh Gill.
  • Gandhi’s Assassin: The Making of Nathuram Godse and His Idea of India – Dhirendra K. Jha.

  • How to Prevent the Next Pandemic – Bill Gates.
  • India: The Mother of Democracy – published by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).
  • India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi: A Brief History – Pulapre Balakrishnan.
  • India’s Women Unsung Heroes – Meenakshi Lekhi.
  • Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership – Arundhathi Bhattacharya (Former Chairperson of SBI).
  • Kilikkalam (കിളിക്കാലം) – P. Valsala.
  • Lal Salam – Smriti Irani.
  • Leaders, Politicians, Citizens – Rasheed Kidwai.
  • Listen to Your heart; The London Adventure – Ruskin Bond.
  • Lion of the Skies: Hardit Singh Malik, the Royal Air Force and the First World War – Stephen Barker.
  • Lockdown Lyrics – Naveen Patnaik.
  • Malayali Memorial – Unni R. (In news due to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's ‘savarna’ attire depiction)
  • Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life – Viswananthan Anand.
  • Modi @20: Dreams Meeting Delivery – M. Venkaiah Naidu (Former Vice President)
  • My Life in Design – Gauri Khan.
  • Nalanada: Until we meet again – Gautaam Borah.
  • Nightcrawling – Leila Mottley
  • Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings with BCCI – Vinod Rai (Former CAG).
  • Nuclearization of Asia – Rene Naba.
  • Our Missing Hearts – Celeste Ng.
  • Pride, Prejudice and Punditry – Shashi Tharoor.
  • Queen of Fire – Devika Rangachari.
  • Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography – Dr. Thomas Matthew.
  • Rusty Skies & Golden Winds – Sannidhya Sharma.
  • Shrines of Gaiety – Kate Atkinson.
  • Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times – Abhinav Chandrachud.
  • Strangers to Ourselves – Rachel Aviv.
  • Sultan: a memoir – Washim Akram (Autobiography, former Pakistani Cricketer).
  • Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne – Katherine Rundell (Baillie Gifford Prize, 2022)*
  • Tomb of Sand – Geetanjali Shree.
  • The Indian Story – Bimal Jalan.
  • The $10 Trillion Dream – Subhash Chandra Garg.
  • The Blue Book: A Writer's Journal – Amitava Kumar.
  • The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution – Rajesh Talwar.
  • The Candy House – Jennifer Egan.
  • The Chipko Movement: A People’s History – Shekhar Pathak (Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022).*
  • The Fractured Himalaya: India Tibet China 1949-1962 – Nirupama Rao.
  • The Great Tech Game: Shaping Geopolitics and the Destinies of Nations – Anirudh Suri.
  • The Invisible Kingdom – Meghan O’Rourke.
  • The Legend of Birsa Munda – Ankita Verma & Tuhin A. Sinha.
  • The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times – Michelle Obama.
  • The Little Book of Joy – Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu.
  • The Living Mountain – Amitav Ghosh.
  • The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World – S. Jaishankar. (External Affairs Minister)
  • The Life and Times of George Fernandes – Rahul Ramagundam.
  • The Maverick Effect – Harish S. Mehta.
  • The Paradise of Food – Khalid Jawed.
  • The Philosophy of Modern Song – Bob Dylan.
  • The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorized Biography of Usha Uthup – Vikas Kumar Jha.
  • The School for Good Mothers – Jessamine Chan.
  • The Struggle for Police Reforms in India – Prakash Singh.
  • The Trayvon Generation – Elizabeth Alexander.
  • Thee Pidicha Parnasaalakal – Joy Mathew (Malayalam Actor).
  • Translating Myself and Others – Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • Trust – Hernan Diaz.
  • Unfilled Barrels: India’s Oil Story – Richa Mishra.
  • Ungalil Oruvan (One Among You) – M.K. Stalin (Tamil Nadu CM).
  • Valli – Sheela Tomy (English translation by Jayasree Kalathil; Shortlisted for JCB Prize 2022)
  • Wrist Assured: An Autobiography – G.R. Viswanath (Former Cricketer).
  • Winning the Inner Battle Bringing the best version of you to cricket – Shane Watson.
  • Young Mungo – Douglas Stuart.


  • India’s first woman botanist – E. K. Janaki Ammal.