Well known novelist Sarah Joseph has been chosen for Odakuzhal Award this year. The award is being conferred for her novel “Bhudhini” and comes with cash prize of Rs 30,000, plaque and citation.
The award will be given away on 2 February commemorating death anniversary of renowned poet G Sankarakurrup.
The award is instituted by Guruvayur Trust, founded by G Sankarakurup and has been conferred for outstanding literary works annually since 1968 with a break exception in past 2 years.
Sarah Joseph is a highly acclaimed Malayalam novelist, short-story writer, political commentator and activist. She is the author of eight novels, nine collections of short fiction, five novelettes, several plays, children’s literature and several non- fiction books. Her many awards include the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the Vayalur Award, the Crossword Award, the Padmaprabha Literary Award and the O Chanthu Menon Award. Her name is inextricably linked with the feminist movement in Kerala and her radical writings have inspired and paved the way for future generations of Malayali working women and activists.