Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards announced
Thrissur | Tuesday, Apr 22 2008 IST
'Pathira Vankara' by K Reghunathan has been selected the best novel for the 2007 Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, while Cheriyan K Cheriyan's 'Theranjdutha Kavithakal' has been awarded for poetry. Addressing a press conference here today, Akademi President M Mukundan said the awards, comprising Rs 20,000, a citation and a plaque, would be distributed at a function here next month. The other selected works were 'Dravida Virtham' by Francis T Mavelikara for drama, 'Theranjedutha Kathakal' by Shihabuddin Poithumkadavu for short story, 'Edassery Kavitha Silppavicharam' by K P Mohanan for literary criticism, 'Kerala Samskara Charitra Nikandu' by S K Vasanthan for scholarly literature, 'Pavana Parvam' by Parvathy Pavanan for life history and biography, 'Himalayam' by Shaukath for travelogue, 'Don Quixote' by Fr Thomas Nadakkal for translation and 'Pusthaka Kalikal' by S Sivadas for children's literature.
The endowment awards named after I C Chako, C B Kumar, K R Namboodri, Kanakasri and Geetha Hirranniyan were announced for K G Paulose, Asha Menon, C M Neelakandhan, Manoj Kuroor, M P Prameswaran and K Rekha respectively.
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