List of Important Malayalam Literature Award Winners



Latest Malayalam Literary Award Winners
This post lists all the major Malayalam Literary awards and their recipients.

Jnanpith Award

  • 1965 – G. Shankara Kurup (Odakkuzhal).
  • 1980 – S.K. Pottekkatt (Oru Desathinte Katha).
  • 1984 – Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (Kayar).
  • 1995 – M.T. Vasudevan Nair (Overall Contribution).
  • 2007 – O.N.V. Kurup (Overall Contribution).
  • 2019 – Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri.

Odakkuzhal Award

  • 2015 – S Joseph (Chandranodoppam).
  • 2016 – M. A Rahman (Oro Jeevanum Vilappetathanu).
  • 2018 – E. V. Ramakrishnan (Malayala Novalinte Desakalangal).
  • 2019 – N. Prabhakaran – മായാമനുഷ്യര്‍ (Mayamanushar).

Ezhuthachan Award

  • 2015 – Puthussery Ramachandran.
  • 2016 – C. Radhakrishnan.
  • 2017 – K. Satchidanandan.
  • 2018 – M. Mukundan.
  • 2019 – Anand - P Sachidanandan (Overall Contribution).
  • 2020 – Paul Zacharia.

Asan Poetry Prize (Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram)


  • 2015 – Chemmanam Chacko.
  • 2016 – Ezhachery Ramachandran.
  • 2018 – Desamangalam Ramakrishnan
  • 2019 – S. Rameshan.

Vayalar Award

  • 2015 – Subhash Chandran (Manushyanu Oru Aamukham).
  • 2016 – U.K Kumaran (Thakshankunnu Swaroopam).
  • 2017 – T. D. Ramakrishnan (Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki).
  • 2018 – K.V. Mohankumar (Ushnaraasi).
  • 2019 – V.J. James (നിരീശ്വരൻ).
  • 2020 – Ezhacheri Ramachandran – ഒരു വെർജീനിയൻ വെയിൽകാലം (Oru Virginian Veyilkaalam).
  • 2021 – Benyamin – മാന്തളിരിലെ 20 കമ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ (Manthalirile 20 Communist Varshangal).

Moorthidevi Award

  • 2009 – Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri.
  • 2013 – C. Radhakrishnan.
  • 2016 – M. P. Veerendra Kumar.

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards

  • Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards for Novels

    • 2011 – Subhash Chandran (Manushyanu Oramukham).
    • 2012 – E. Santhoshkumar (Andhakaranazhi).
    • 2013 – K. R. Meera (Aarachaar).
    • 2014 – T. P. Rajeevan (KTN Kotoor Ezhuthum Jeevithavum).
    • 2015 – U. K. Kumaran (Thakshankunnu Swaroopam).
    • 2016 – T. D. Ramakrishnan (Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki).
    • 2017 – V. J. James (Nireeshwaran).
    • 2018 – K.V. Mohankumar (Ushnarashi).

  • Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards for Short Stories

    • 2011 – U.K. Kumaran (Polisukarante Penmakkal).
    • 2012 – Sathishbabu Payyannur (Peramaram).
    • 2013 – Thomas Joseph (Marichavar Cinema Kaanukayanu).
    • 2014 – V. R. Sudheesh (Bhavana Bhedhanam).
    • 2015 – Ashitha (Ashithayude Kathakal).
    • 2016 – S. Hareesh (Adam).
  • Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards for Humor
    • 2020 – Innocent ('Irinjalakudaku Chuttum)

Kendra Sahitya Academy Awards

  • 2014 – Subhash Chandran (Manushyanu Oru Aamukham - Novel).
  • 2015 – K. R. Meera (Aarachar - Novel).
  • 2016 – Prabha Varma (Shyamamadhavam - Poetry).
  • 2017 – K. P. Ramanunni (Daivathinte Pusthakam).
  • 2018 – S. Ramesan Nair (Guru Pournami).
  • 2019 – V. Madhusoodanan Nair (Achan Piranna Veedu).
  • 2020 – Prof. Omchery N.N. Pillai (ആകസ്മികം : ഓംചേരിയുടെ ഓർമക്കുറിപ്പുകൾ - Akasmikam: Omcheryude Ormakkurippukal; Autobiography).

Kendra Sahitya Academy Fellowship

  • 2020 – Dr. M. Leelavathy & Ruskin Bond (English).
    • Others – Vinod Kumar Shukla (Hindi), Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay (Bengali), Dr. Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi), Dr Tejwant Singh Gill (Punjabi), Swami Rambhadracharya (Sanskrit) & Indira Parthasarthy (Tamil). 

O. V. Vijayan Literary Award


  • 2014 – B. Rajeevan.
  • 2015 – Mrs Ushakumari.
  • 2016 – Chandramathi.
  • 2017 – Lopa R. (Vaikkolpava)
  • 2018 – C. S. Meenakshi (Bhoumachapam - Indian Bhoopatanirmanathinte Vismayacharithram)
  • 2019 – Karunakaran (യുവാവായിരുന്ന ഒന്‍പതു വര്‍ഷം - Yuvavayirunna Onpathu Varsham)
  • 2020 – T. Padmanabhan (Maraya & Ente Moonnamathe Novel), Subhash Chandran  (Samudra Sila) & Amal Raj (Nagu Saguva Hadiyali).

Vallathol Award

  • 2016 – Sreekumaran Thampi.
  • 2017 – Prabha Varma.
  • 2018 – M. Mukundan.
  • 2019 – Paul Zacharia.

Mathrubhumi Literary Award


  • 2015 – T. Padmanabhan.
  • 2016 – C. Radhakrishnan.
  • 2017 – M.K. Sanu.
  • 2018 – N.S. Madhavan.
  • 2019 – U. A. Khader.
  • 2020 – K. Satchidanandan.

Malayattoor Award

  • 2015 – V. Madhusoodanan Nair (Achchan Piranna Veedu).
  • 2016 – T.D. Ramakrishnan (Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki).

Ulloor Award

  • 2015 – Attur Ravi Varma.
  • 2016 – Ragunathan Kulathur.

Muttathu Varkey Award

  • 2016 – K G George.
  • 2017 – T.V Chandran.
  • 2018 – K.R Meera.
  • 2019 – Benyamin.

Padmaprabha Literary Award

  • 2016 – V. Madhusoodanan Nair.
  • 2017 – Prabha Varma.
  • 2018 – Kalpetta Narayanan.
  • 2019 – Santhosh Echikkanam.
  • 2020 – Sreekumaran Thampi.

ONV Literary Award

  • 2019 – Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri (Overall Contribution).
    • Youth Literary Award – Anagha J. Kolath.
  • 2020 – Dr. M. Leelavathy (Overall Contribution).

Basheer Award

  • 2015 – Kalpatta Narayanan (Kavithayude Jeevacharithram - Criticism).
  • 2016 – Ashitha (Ashithayude Kathakal - Short stories).
  • 2017 – Sebastian (Prethi Shareeram - Poetry).
  • 2018 – V. J. James (നിരീശ്വരൻ - Novel).
  • 2019 – T. Padmanabhan (Maraya)

Jnanappana Award

  • 2019 – Sumagala.
  • 2020 – Prabha Varma (ശ്യാമമാധവം).

Kadammanitta Award

  • 2019 – Sugatha Kumari.
  • 2020 – K. G. Sankara Pillai.

Akbar Kakkattil Award

  • 2019 – Santhosh Echikkanam (ബിരിയാണി).
  • 2020 – Sara Joseph (ബുധിനി).

Thakazhi Sahitya Puraskaram

  • 2014 – Prof. G. Balachandran (First Winner;  Thakazhiyude Sargapadhangal - തകഴിയുടെ സർഗപഥങ്ങൾ).
  • 2015 – M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
  • 2016 – C. Radhakrishnan
  • 2018 – T. Padmanabhan.
  • 2020 – Sreekumaran Thampi.
  • 2021 – Perumbadavam Sreedharan.

Akkitham Award (instituted by Tapasya Kala Sahithya Vedi)

  • 2021 – M.T. Vasudevan Nair. (First Akkitham award)

Kovilan Novel Award (കോവിലൻ 
കഥാപുരസ്കാരം)

  • 2018 – K.V. Mohan Kumar (Ushnarashi-Karappurathinte Ithihasa; ഉഷ്ണരാശി: കരപ്പുറത്തിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസം).
  • 2021 – Valsala Nilambur (Pathirappookkal; പാതിരാപ്പൂക്കള്‍)

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