Kerala Sahitya Academy Awards 2017 has been declared. V J James’ Nereeswaran won the best novel award. Veeraankutty’s “Mindaaprani” is the best poetry and Aimanam John’s “Itharaachaarangalude Charithrapusthakam” is the best short story. The prize is 25000/- rupees.
S V Venugopalan Nair (Drama-Swadeshaabhimaani), Kalppatta Narayanan (Literary Criticism -Kavithayude Jeevacharithram) N J K Nair (Knowledge Literature – Nadeevijnjaaneeyam) Jayachandran Mokeri (Biography/Autobiography- Thakkijja Ente Jail Jeevitham) C V Balakrishnan(Travel writing – Ethetho Saranikalil) Rama Menon( Translation – Parvathangalum Mattoli Kollunnu) V R Sudheesh (Child literature – Kurukkanmaashinte School) Chovvalloor Krishnankutty (Comedy -Ezhuthanukaranam Anurananangalum)
Comprehensive Contribution (30000 Rs)
Pazhavila Rameshan, M P Parameswaran, Kunjappa Pattannoor, Dr. K G Paulose , K Ajitha, C L Jose
Special Fellowship of the Sahitya Akademi in 2017(50000)
Dr. KN Panicker and Atavoor Ravi Varma
P Pavithran(Linguistics/Grammar – Maathrubhashaykkuvendiyulla Samaram) Murali Thummarukudy (Essays – Kaazhchappaadukal) P K Sreedharan( Vaidikasaahithyam – Adwaithashikharam Thedi) S Kalesh(Poem – Shabdamahasamudram) Abin Joseph(Collection of Short Stories – Kallyaasseri Thesis) Dr. P Soman (Knowledge Literature – Marxism Laingikatha Sthreepaksham)