Priya A.S. Received Sahitya Akademi Children's Literature Award 2023

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Priya-A.S.-Received-Sahitya-Akademi-Children's-Literature-Award-2023Priya A.S. Received the Sahitya Akademi Children's Literature Award 2023 in the Malayalam language for his novel "Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal" (The Children Who Were Never Withered).

An Overview of the News

  • This prestigious award recognizes the talent and creativity of Priya A. S. in the field of children's literature.

  • In 2020, Priya A. S. also won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Children's Literature for the same novel, "Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal".

  • The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 reaffirms Priya A. S.'s ability to connect with young readers and inspire a love of reading and storytelling.

About the novel "Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal"

  • Priya A. S.'s novel "Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal" has received recognition and acclaim since its publication in 2018.

  • The novel takes inspiration from the devastating floods in Kerala in 2018.

  • Priya AS worked in the relief camps set up by the Department of Instrumentation of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in Kochi during the floods.

Awards: Sahitya Akademi Translation Award (2014)

  • Priya A. S. received the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award in 2014.

  • The award was given for the Malayalam translation of Arundhati Roy's novel "The God of Small Things".

  • "The God of Small Things" is a Booker Prize winning novel.

About Sahitya Akademi Children's Literature Award

  • Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar is a prestigious literary award.

  • It is awarded by the Sahitya Akademi in recognition of excellence in children's literature.

  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and an engraved copper plaque.

  • A three-member panel is responsible for selecting the winners in each language.

  • For Malayalam, the jury members were Dr. Paul Manalil, BS Rajeev and Mundoor Sethumadhavan.

  • The winner is selected from among ten recommended books considered for the award.

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