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