K R MEERA WINS LITERATURE AWARD BY AL BHAJ BOOKS

MUSCAT: Noted Malayalam novelist K R Meera has been given this year’s Oman Kerala Sahithya Puraskaram.

“The award was conferred on K R Meera for her contribution to Malayalam literature. Her novel, Aarachaar has already won many awards in India,” the jury said while addressing a press conference in Muscat.

The award has been instituted by Al Bhaj Books, which is also participating in this year’s Muscat Book Fair, which starts from February 25. “The writer will be present at our stall at the book fair and we have arranged a meet-the-author programme at the exhibition hall. Al Bhaj Books aims to bridge the gap between Malayalis living in Muscat and Malayalam literature,” said Shaukath Ali, managing director, Al Bhaj Books. Earlier recipients include prominent writers Benyamin and M Mukundan.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily