T Padmanabhan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thrissur: Malayalam short story writer T Padmanabhan won the ONV Literary Award for the year 2022. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh, a plaque and a citation. The award is given by ONV Cultural Academy.
The jury of Dr M M Basheer, Dr George Onakkoor and Prabha Varma unanimously selected T Padmanabhan. The award will be presented on ONV Kurup’s birthday, May 27, at a function in Thiruvananthapuram.
Yuva Sahitya Puraskaram for the year 2021 was bagged by Arun Kumar Annoor’s work ‘Kalinalan’ and for the year 2022 was bagged by Amritha Dineshan’s ‘Amrithageetha’. Their works were selected from 152 entries by the jury panel comprising Prabha Varma, Rose Mary and S Mahadevan Thampi. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a plaque and a citation.