Kerala Sahitya Academy Awards for 2017 has been declared. Books published by DC Books bagged 9 awards in various categories. Dr. K. N Panicker and Attoor Ravi Varma were chosen as Academy’s honorary members. Pazhavila Ramesan, MP Parameswaran, Kunjappa Pattanoor, Dr. KG Poulose, K Ajitha, and CL Jose received awards for their overall contribution to literature.
The awards announced in various categories are:
Biography/Autobiography – Jayachandran Mokeri for Thakkijja, ente jayil jeevitham
Short Story – Aymanam John for Ithara characharangalude charithra pusthakam
Travelogue – C.V Balakrishnan for ethetho saranikalil
Drama – S.V Venugopan Nair for Swadeshabhimani
Translation – Rama Menon for Parvathangalum Maattoli Kollunnu.
Literary criticism – Kalpatta Narayanan for Kavithayude Jeevacharithram
Children’s Literature – V. R Sudheesh for Kurukkan Mashinte School
Humor literature – Chowalloor Krishnankutty for Ezhuthanukaranam anurananangalum