Thrissur: The Kerala Sahitya Akademi on Tuesday announced distinguished fellowship and Award for Overall Contributions. Noted novelist U A Khader and short story writer Sara Joseph bagged the fellowship. The award carries Rs 50,000 in cash, a golden citation and a plaque.
O V Usha, Mundoor Sethumadhavan, V Sukumaran, T B Venugopala Panicker, Prayar Prabhakaran and Dr K Sugathan won the Award Overall Contributions. The award carries Rs 30,000 and a golden ponnada, a plaque.
Poem S Rameshan (Hemanthathille Pakshi)
Novel – U K Kumaran (Takshankunnu Swaroopam)
Drama – Jino Joseph (Mathi)
Small story – Ashitha (Ashithayude Kathakal)
Critic – C R Parameswaran (Vamsa Chihnangal)
Biography / Autobiography – Ibrahim Vengara (Green Room)
Science Literature – K N Ganesh (Prakrithiyum Manushyanum)
Travelogue – V G Thampi (Europe: Athmachihnangal), O K Johnny (Bhutan Dinangal)
Translation –Guru Muni Narayana Prasad (Soundaryalahari)
Children's literature – Ezhacherry Ramachandran (Sunnicherrukkanum Sangeetapengalum)
Humour – Dr SDP Nampoothiri (Vedivattom)
The executive which met under Kerala Sahitya Akademi President Vaishakh decided on the awards. The awards will be distributed at the Akademi annual day function.