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Top 5 Writers Of 2024

Updated on: 18 June,2024 11:56 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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In 2024, the literary world continues to thrive with an array of groundbreaking talent

Top 5 Writers Of 2024

Top 5 Writers

This year has seen the rise of writers whose works captivate and resonate with diverse audiences globally. From debut novels that explore fresh perspectives to seasoned authors pushing the boundaries of their craft, these storytellers have left an indelible mark on the literary landscape. Passion Review delves into the top five writers of 2024, highlighting their significant contributions, unique voices, and the compelling narratives that have earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated following. Join us as we celebrate the authors defining this year's literary zeitgeist.

Ajit Menon
Ajit Menon is a thriller writer who understands what the impatient, young Indian reader wants. No wonder his books are a one-sitting read. In the realm of espionage literature, ‘The Panther’s Ghosts’, crafted by award-winning authors Ajit Menon and Anil Verma, stands out as a unique and captivating covert ops spy thriller. The first two novels of the Six-part series, published by Blooms Bury and Westland publications, are a testament to suspense and intrigue, inviting readers on an unforgettable expedition into the enigmatic world of international espionage. ‘The Panther’s Ghosts’ centres on the protagonist, Raj Pratap Rana, a seasoned covert operative and his five-member team, who have a reputation for tackling the most perilous missions. The books unfold at a breathtaking pace, weaving through a tapestry of global hotspots, from the bustling streets of India, Europe, the UK and America to the remote mountains of Afghanistan, The Balkans and Pakistan. The Ghosts’ missions are fraught with danger as they seek to thwart clandestine organisations intent on destabilising India. Ajit and Anil's narrative brilliance shines through in their intricate plotting and richly developed characters. Inspired by actual events of India’s unsung covert operatives, the story’s supporting cast, including enigmatic allies and ruthless adversaries, adds depth and realism to the story. Its meticulous attention to detail and authenticity sets ‘The Panther’s Ghosts apart. The author’s extensive research and firsthand knowledge of covert operations lend an air of credibility to the narrative, making every twist and turn all the more riveting. ‘The Panther’s Ghosts’, now being adapted into a web series, is a must-read, offering an exhilarating blend of action, strategy, and human drama. With two books, The Beginning and The Puppeteer, already declared best sellers, the third book will hit the stand in November this year.

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Sushant Rajput
Sushant Rajput is a seasoned management professional with an MBA in Marketing & Systems from Kousali Institute of Management Studies (KIMS), Karnataka University, and a background in Computer Science. With over 20 years of experience in pre-sales, solution design, and process consulting in the IT/ITES sectors, he currently works at HCL Technologies Ltd. His career includes significant roles at Societe Generale, Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Deutsche Bank. 

Rajput’s expertise extends into academia as a visiting professor at various MBA institutions. He is also pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), focusing on consumer behavior, international marketing, and emerging technologies. His dual role in professional practice and academic research provides a rich perspective, making his guidance both insightful and actionable. Rajput can be contacted via email at and his website, "I Wish Someone Told Me This Before My First Job" by Sushant Rajput is a practical guide for those embarking on their corporate journey, offering insights that go beyond academic learning. The book addresses a critical gap between what is taught in management programs and the real-world skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. Rajput explores essential professional competencies that are often overlooked in formal education but are crucial for success in the corporate world or entrepreneurial ventures. 

The book is rich with engaging anecdotes and real-life examples that highlight the importance of soft skills, such as communication, adaptability, and strategic thinking. It also delves into practical advice on preparing for interviews and presentations, making it an invaluable resource for both management students and industry newcomers.

Sharon Joseph
Sharon Joseph, known as RJ Sharon, is an Indian English author, playback singer, lyricist, and radio jockey from Kerala. She is multilingual, singing in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, English, and Korean, and writes lyrics in English and Hindi. Sharon's debut novel, "Terrors of Midnight," is a parapsychological thriller released in December 2023, represented by The Book Bakers and published by Locksley Hall Publishing. The story revolves around Hazel, who is haunted by a ghastly girl in her nightmares and warned of impending doom by a masked figure. As Hazel's fate intertwines with a stranger's, she must unravel the terror threatening her life.

"Terrors of Midnight" has been recognized with the prestigious Rabindranath Tagore Literature Award by DRDC Global for its exceptional storytelling, marking Sharon's notable entrance into horror fiction. With a keen interest in parapsychology, haunted locations in India, and her own paranormal experiences, Sharon brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Her writing is influenced by her love for Korean dramas, evident in her episodic narrative style.

Beyond writing, Sharon is a radio jockey at Sargakshetra 89.6 FM, where she manages the station's Hindi music segment. Her multifaceted career also includes singing in various languages and her passion for K-drama and K-pop. Sharon aims to captivate audiences worldwide with her chilling tales and unique storytelling inspired by her fascination with the paranormal.

Kochery C Shibu
KOCHERY C SHIBU, the bestselling and award-winning author of ‘Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar’, and ‘Faith and the Beloved’, is a graduate of the prestigious National Defence Academy. He has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post retirement, he has executed hydro-electric projects in the Cauvery River basin in Karnataka, Beas River basin in Himachal and Teesta River basin in Sikkim. He holds a PG degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and an MA Eng Lit from Pune University. Shibu has changed tack from the snow-clad mountains to the blue oceans, and has been associated with the setting up of a shipping company in India. 

Amongst the Believers, a suspense thriller, is his third book. A passionate and committed writer, Shibu creates a magical world of fiction built around a well-researched background adding that magical colour of imagination from the luminous void of his pen. Shibu takes you on a journey through the perilous paths of the suicide terrorists and an incisive look into their mindsets. The life of the women who end up as sex slaves in the war of terror is graphically captured. International espionage, war torn nations and geopolitics form the web on which Shibu has spun a masterly spy story.

Dr Deepak Rosha
Dr Deepak Rosha has come out with his seventh book. This is a compendium of remarkable short stories. The narrator is ‘The tale’s man'. He is a shadowy mysterious character who is often found under a tree in a park where a crowd usually collects and debates topics of interest from the past and present. From the authoritative manner in which he speaks 'The tale’s man' seems to have something startling to say in each of his stories. His audience is left thinking - is there any truth in his stories? Or are they just tall tales?

Dr Deepak Rosha the well-known pulmonologist and author from Apollo Hospitals Delhi has once again come up with an exciting work written in his usual racy style.

His previous books Raja of nowhere, Saga of spy X 13, The droplet and the pearl to name a few have all been thrilling and entertainers.

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