Acclaimed writer M Mukundan wins Vallathol award for his creative works reflecting the beauty and simplicity of the language. The award instituted by the Vallathol Sahithya Samithi carries a purse of Rs.1,11,111 along with a citation.
A jury consisting of R Ramachandran Nair, P Narayanakurup, Prabha Varma, A M Unnikrishnan and Nanthyath Gopalakrishnan chose M Mukundan. Mukundan’s Mayyzhipuzhayude Theerangalil is one of the best works in Malayalam in the past three decades. The award will be felicitated during the Literature festival to be organised on October 16, the birth anniversary of Vallathol Narayana Menon at Theerthapada Mandapam.
The Vallathol Sahithya Samithi also decided to give a special award to Professor C G Rajagopal for the distinguished translation of Thulaseedasa Ramayanam to Malayalam.