Thrissur: Noted novelist and short-story writer Sarah Joseph has been selected for the 51st 'Odakkuzhal' literary award.
Sarah's episodic novel 'Budhini', published in Mathrubhumi Weekly secured the award. She will be honoured with Rs 35,000, a citation plaque and a felicitation letter.
Born in Thrissur, the 75-year-old writer has bagged several awards including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award and Cherukad Award. Aalahayude Penmakkal, Mattathi, Othappu, Aathi and Aalohari Anandam are some of her prominent works.
The Odakkuzhal Award was established by the Guruvayurappan Trust in memory of poet G Sankara Kurup. His poem titled 'Odakkuzhal' bagged the first Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India, in 1965.