Kerala Literature Festival announces cash awards for authors – UKMALAYALEE

Kerala Literature Festival announces cash awards for authors

Monday 20 January 2020 5:00 AM UTC

Kozhikode Jan 20: Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) has announced a total of Rs 10 lakh as cash award for the best authors in categories of fiction, non-fiction, popular science and travel here.

The winner will get Rs 5 lakh as cash award while the first and second runner ups will receive Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively.

“The judging panel, schedule for submission and shortlisted entries of authors will be announced shortly and will also be posted at Kerala Literature Festival website,” a release on the event said.

Ravi Deecee, the chief facilitator of the festival, said “We are extremely privileged to announce the KLF Literature Awards this year in various categories. The awards are very significant as it gives a perfect platform for debut authors to compete against celebrated authors.”

“It is wonderful that authors are being rewarded for their craft and given much-needed recognition. These awards will nurture new talents while acknowledging established writers,” he added.