Noted Malayalam novelist K R Meera has been selected for the Vayalar literary prize for her widely-acclaimed novel "Arachar" (Executioner).
The award, considered a top honour for writings in Malayalam, instituted after poet and lyricist Vayalar Rama Varma, was announced here today by Vayalar Trust chairman Prof M K Sanoo.
Meera's award-winning novel, which narrates the story of a family of executioners in the backdrop of Kolkata, has received positive critical applause and readers' appreciation.
The award carries Rs 25,000, citation and a memento.
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