List of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 Winner Novels, Poems, Short stories, Literary criticism and Essays&Plays
- India’s National Academy of Letters, annually conferson writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages.
- Sahitya Akademi, India’snational academy of letters, on December 21, 2017 announced its annual awards recognising the literary works of 24 writers writing in 24 Indian languages.
- Seven books of novels, five of poetry, five of short stories, five of literary criticismand one of play and essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards2017
Mamang Dai’s name has been selected for his English novel “The Black Hill”, and NiranjanMishra is in the list of winners for his Sanskrit novel”Gangaputravadanam”, K P Ramanunni has won for “Daivathinte Pusthakam” in Malayalam and Nachhattar for his Punjabinovel “Slow Down”.
The poets who feature in the list of winners are Udaya Narayana Singh (Maithili), Shrikant Deshmukh (Marathi), Bhujanga Tudu (Santali), Inqulab (Tamil) and Devipriya (Telugu).
3. Short stories
Five writers awarded for their short storiesare Shiv Mehta (Dogri), Autar Krishen Rahbar(Kashmiri), Gajanan Jog (Konkani), Gayatri Saraf (Odia), and Baig Ehsas (Urdu).
4. Literary criticism
Ramesh Kuntal Megh (Hindi), T P Ashoka (Kannada), Urmi Ghanshyam Desai (Gujarati), Bina Hangkhim (Nepali), and Neeraj Daiya (Rajasthani) have been recognised for their literary criticism.
5. Essays & plays
Jagdish Lachhani (Sindhi) for his essays andRajen Toijamba (Manipuri) for his play are alsoamong the winners.
The award, given for books published betweenJanuary 1 , 2011 and December 31, 2015, includes a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh, The Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2017 was also announced with names of 24 translators. The prize carries a cash award of Rs 50, 000.