Muttathu Varkey Award

Muttathu Varkey Award for contributions to the field of Malayalam literature is instituted by the Muttattu Varkey Foundation in memory of novelist Muttathu Varkey. The award was instituted in 1992 and as of 2012, it carries a purse of 50000, a citation, and a statuette. The awards are usually announced on 28 April (the birth anniversary of Varkey) and presented on 28 May (the death anniversary of Varkey) every year.

Muttathu Varkey Award
Award for individual contributions to Malayalam literature
Awarded forLiterary award in India
Sponsored byMuttattu Varkey Foundation
Reward(s)50,000, citation, a statuette
First awarded1992
Last awarded2019
Highlights
Total awarded22
First winnerO. V. Vijayan
Last winnerBenyamin
Websitewww.muttathuvarkey.com/foundation

The award was instituted as a recognition of the writer's (particularly novelists) body of work rather than any one title. In 2015, K. Satchidanandan became the first poet to be selected for the award. The year 2015 was the 75th anniversary of Muttathu Varkey’s debut into Malayalam literature with a poem titled ‘‘Aathmanjali’’ and so it was decided to have the award be given to poetry. In 2016 and 2017, the award was given for screenplay writing and notably in recognition for a particular work unlike previous years.

AwardeesEdit

Year Recipient Remarks Ref.
1992 O. V. Vijayan
1993 Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
1994 M. T. Vasudevan Nair
1995 Kovilan
1996 Kakkanadan
1997 V. K. N.
1998 M. Mukundan
1999 Punathil Kunjabdulla
2000 Anand
2001 N. P. Mohammed
2002 Ponkunnam Varkey
2003 Sethu [1]
2004 C. Radhakrishnan [2]
2005 Zacharia [3]
2006 Kamala Surayya (Madhavikkutty) [4]
2007 T. Padmanabhan [5]
2008 M. Sukumaran [6]
2009 N. S. Madhavan [7]
2010 P. Valsala [8]
2011 Sarah Joseph [9]
2012 N. Prabhakaran [10]
2013 C. V. Balakrishnan [11]
2014 Asokan Charuvil [12]
2015 K. Satchidanandan [13]
2016 K. G. George Work: Irakal [14]
2017 T. V. Chandran Work: Ponthan Mada [15]
2018 K. R. Meera Work: Aarachar [16]
2019 Benyamin [17]

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Muttathu Varkey Award for Kamala Suraiyya". The Hindu. 29 April 2006. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award presented to Padmanabhan". The Hindu. 29 May 2007. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award announced". The Hindu. 29 April 2008. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Muttathu Varkey Award presented". The Hindu. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award for P. Valsala". The Hindu. 29 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award for Sara Joseph". The Hindu. 29 April 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Award for N. Prabhakaran". The Hindu. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  11. ^ "മുട്ടത്തുവര്ക്കി സാഹിത്യപുരസ്കാരം സി.വി.ബാലകൃഷ്ണന്" [Muttathu Varkey award to C.V.Balakrishnan]. DC Books. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  12. ^ "അശോകന്‍ ചരുവിലിന് മുട്ടത്തുവര്‍ക്കി സാഹിത്യപുരസ്‌കാരം" [Muttathu Varkey award to Asokan Charuvil]. DC Books. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award for Sachidanandan". The Hindu. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  14. ^ "MUTTATHU VARKEY AWARD". The Hindu. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Muttathu Varkey Award for T.V. Chandran". The Hindu. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  16. ^ Jaikrishnan Nair (28 April 2018). "Muttathu Varkey Award for KR Meera". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Benyamin gets Muttathu Varkey Award". East Coast Daily. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2020.