Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 announced in 24 languages
India’s national academy of letters, Sahitya Akademi announced the annual ‘Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018’, recognizing the literary works of 24 writers in 24 different Indian languages.Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018.To name a few, this year’s winners include Sanjib Chattopadhyay for Bengali, Anees Salim for English, Sharifa Vijliwala for her essays in Gujarati, Chitra Mudgal for Hindi, and S Ramesan Nair for his poetry in Malayalam.The awards will be presented to winners at a roadshow function to be held on January 29, 2019, at New Delhi during the Festival of Letters, organized by Sahitya Akademi.
About Sahitya Akademi Awards
- Sahitya Akademi award is a literary honor that is conferred annually on Indian writers for their outstanding works of literary merit.
- The award, established in 1954, is given on books of literary merit written in any of the major languages of India.
- The award is presented in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.
- Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray is the designer of the plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi.