Authors Badri Narayan, Anuradha Roy among Sahitya Akademi award winners for 2022

NEW DELHI, Dec 22: The prestigious ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ for 2022 will be conferred on authors Badri Narayan and Anuradha Roy, officials said on Thursday.

Narayan would be conferred the award for his collection of poems in Hindi titled ‘Tumadi Ke Shabd’, Sahitya Academy secretary K Srinivasarao said.

Roy will be awarded the award for her novel ‘All the Lives We Never Lived’ in English and Anis Ashfaq for his novel ‘Khwab Sarab’ in Urdu.

The awards announced for 23 languages include seven poetry collections, six novels, two story collections, two literary criticisms, three plays and one autobiography.

He said that the award in Bengali language would be announced after a few days due to technical reasons.

It also announced the ‘Sahitya Akademi Translation’ awards for 2022.

The awardees are given Rs 1 lakh in cash, a engraved copper plaque and a shawl. (PTI)