Writer Zacharia bags this year’s Vallathol Literary Award
Thiruvananthapuram: Writer Paul Zacharia has been selected for this year’s Vallathol Literary Award. The award, which comprises a purse of Rs 1,11,111 and a plaque, will be handed over on the birth anniversary of Vallathol which falls on October 16.
The award distribution will be held at the venue of Vallathol Literary Festival at Kottakkakam Theerthapada Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram. The jury evaluated that the stories penned by Zacharia has escalated the Malayalam short story genre to global standards.
K. G. Chandrasekharan Nair who translated Tamil literary works into Malayalam will be bestowed with Keerthimudra Award instituted by Vallathol Sahithya Samithi. The best review published every year on the literary contributions of Vallathol will be conferred with a reward of Rs 25,000.