Muttathu Varkey Award (List of Winners 1992-2018)

Muttathu Varkey Award (List of Winners 1992-2018)
KR Meera: Winner of Muttathu Varkey Award 2018
Muttathu Varkey Award is an annual literary award given for the outstanding contribution to Malayalam literature. The award is instituded by Muttattu Varkey Foundation in memory of novelist Muttathu Varkey in 1991. OV Vijayan was the first recepient of the prestigious award. Kamala Surraya or famously known as Madhavikkutty was the first female Malayali writer to win the award. In 2016 and 2017, the award was given for screenplay writing, exapanding the meaning of literature.

The award carries a monetary purse of Rs. 50000, a citation, and a plaque.

Quick Facts
First Awardee: OV Vijayan (1992)
Last Awardee: KR Meera (2018)
First Female Awardee: Kamala Surraya (2006)

Year     Recipient
1992     O. V. Vijayan
1993     Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
1994     M. T. Vasudevan Nair
1995     Kovilan
1996     Kakkanadan
1997     VK Narayanankutty Nair
1998     M. Mukundan
1999     Punathil Kunjabdulla
2000     Anand
2001     N. P. Mohammed
2002     Ponkunnam Varkey
2003     Sethu
2004     C. Radhakrishnan
2005     Zacharia
2006     Kamala Surayya
2007     T. Padmanabhan
2008     M. Sukumaran
2009     N. S. Madhavan
2010     P. Valsala
2011     Sarah Joseph
2012     N. Prabhakaran
2013     C. V. Balakrishnan
2014     Asokan Charuvil
2015     K. Satchidanandan
2016     K. G. George
2017     T. V. Chandran
2018     K. R. Meera

K. R. Meera won the 2018 Muttathu Varkey Award for her novel Arachaar. The novel has recieved 2013 Odakkuzhal Award and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Novel. It has also won prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam 2015.

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