Sara Joseph, U A Khader win Sahitya Akademi fellowship


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.

Other awards

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.

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