Thiruvananthapuram: Writer M Mukundan won the Ezhuthachan Award 2018. It is the top literary accolade given by the state government.

Mukundan’s contributions to Malayalam literature won him the accolade.

The award comprises a purse of Rs 5 lakh, citation and a memento. The jury included Sahitya Academy chairman Vyshakan, K Satchidanandan, Rani George, Dr. G Balamohan Thampi and Dr. Sunil P Ilayidom.