Writer Vinod Kumar Shukla wins 2023 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award
Chhattisgarh's senior writer and eminent Hindi litterateur Vinod Kumar Shukla was awarded the prestigious PEN/Nabokov Award for 2023 for achievement in international literature at a function organized by PEN America in New York.
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Shukla, a Hindi story writer, novelist and poet, is the first Indian-Asian origin writer to be conferred with this highest honour.
He was born in 1937 in Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh, presently Chhattisgarh.
In this award, he was given an amount of 50 thousand dollars (about 41 lakh rupees).
Vinod Kumar Shukla's major novels include 'Naukar ki Kameez', 'Khilega to Dekhenge', 'deewar me aek khidki rahti thil', 'haree ghaas kee chhappar vaalee jhopadee aur bauna pahaad', 'yaasi raasa ta, ek maun sthaan'.
PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award
This honor is given to those litterateurs who make a mark in international literature, who look at traditions, modernity, present and history with a new perspective in their works.
The award is presented biennially by PEN America to writers, primarily novelists.
The award is funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Foundation, established by the American opera singer and translator Dmitri Nabokov.
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