Novelist Kunhi wins literary award

Short-story writer, novelist and playwright Bolwar Mahammad Kunhi has been announced the winner of this year’s ‘Literary Achievement Award in Kannada’ presented by Atta Galatta and Bangalore Literature Festival.

The awardees have been announced ahead of the sixth edition of the literature festival on October 28 and 29.

This year, in the fiction category, Anees Salim has won the prize for his book ‘The Small Town Sea’. In the non-fiction category, Ruskin Bond’s autobiography ‘Lone Fox Dancing’ has been selected for the prize. In the newly introduced category of ‘Popular Choice’, the prize has gone to Twinkle Khanna’s book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. The prizes will be given away at an award ceremony during the festival which will be held at hotel Lalit Ashok on Kumara Krupa Road.

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