Palakkad: The first ever O. V. Vijayan Memorial Literary Awards instituted by the O. V. Vijayan Memorial Trust was handed over to the winners at a function held at the monument of O. V. Vijayan at Thasrak here on Saturday. Minister A. K. Balan handed over the awards to winners at the golden jubilee celebration of the novel ‘Khasakkinte Ithihasam’ by O. V. Vijayan.
O. V. Vijayan Award for Novel was given to ‘Anticlock’ written by V. J. James and the Award for Short Story was given to ‘Aymanam Johininte Kathakal’ written by Aymanam John. The award comprises of a purse of Rs 25,000, a plaque and felicitation letter. Yuvakatha Award was given to the story ‘Penchilanthi’ written by R. Pragilnath. The award comprises of a purse of Rs 10,000, a plaque and felicitation letter.
Literary critics and writers Asha Menon, T. K. Sankaranarayanan and Dr. P. R. Jayaseelan introduced the award winners to the audience. The award jury committee included Raghunathan Parali, T. K. Sankaranarayanan and Rajesh menon.