Nireeswaran wins as best novel of 2017 at Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards
The Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2017 have been announced on 23rd January 2019. In it, ‘Nireeswaran’ by V.J. James has been adjudged the best novel of 2017, while Aymanam John’s Ethara Characharangalude Charitra Pusthakam has secured the award for the best short story. Mindaprani, written by Veerankutty, is the best poetry. The award is given each year by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi (Kerala Literary Academy) to Malayalam writers for their outstanding books of literary merit.