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Malayalam writer M Mukundan wins JCB Prize for Literature 2021

14/11/2021 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, Nov 14: Malayalam writer M Mukundan on Saturday received the JCB Prize for Literature 2021 for his novel ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’.

While Mukundan received a prize amount of Rs 25 lakh, translators Fathima and Nandakumar received an amount of Rs 10 lakh.

Reacting upon winning the award, Mukundan said that it was a great moment for him and JCB Prize will give his book greater visibility.

“I dedicate this award to the poor people on the streets of Delhi,” Mukundan said.

The novel, published by Westland Books, was originally written in Malayalam. Later it was translated into English by Fathima EV and Nandakumar K.

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