The Kerala Sahitya Akademi announced 2016 awards. Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki written by T D Ramakrishnan wins Kerala Sahitya Akademi award 2016 under the category novel. Aadam by S Hareesh (Short Story), Nile Vazhikal by Dr.Harikrishnan (Travelogue), Chila Nattukaryanagal by Murali Thummarukudy (Humour) joins the winners list under various genres. All the above mentioned books are published by DC Books. The award comprises of a purse of Rs25000, citation and a plaque. The other winners are Savithri Rajeevan, Fr.V P Joseph Valiyaveetil, Dr.Chanthavila Murali, Dr. Samkutty Pattamkari, C M Rajan, S Sudheesh and K T Baburaj.
The 2016 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Life time Achievement awards goes to Iyyamcode Sreedharan, C R Omanakkuttan, Lalitha Lenin, Jose Punnaparambil, P K Parakkadavu and Puyapilli Thankappan. The award carries a purse of Rs30000, citation, a plaque and shawl. The writers who have crossed 60 years of age are considered for this award.
Kerala Sahitya Akademi Endowment awards 2016 goes to Kakkadinte Puravrutham written by Sunil Upasana (Short story collection) wins Geetha Hiranyan award, G N Pillai award is bagged by Ravichandran C for Buddhane Erinja Kallu (Bhagavadgeethayude Bhavantharangal).
Dr.PA Abhubecker wins I C Chacko Award, Arya Gopi and Reshmi Binoy wins Kanakasree award, Ravi Menon wins C B Kumar award, Dr.P Soman wins Kuttipuzha award, Dr.K P Sreedevi wins K R Namboothiri award and Sister Anu David bags Thunchan Smaraka award under endowment awards.