Telugu essay writer Kolakaluri Enoch wins Sahitya Akademi Award

The Sahitya Akademi Award, which carries a memento, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, will be presented to Enoch in New Delhi on January 29.

Published: 06th December 2018 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2018 09:41 AM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose only.

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Eminent writer Kolakaluri Enoch has been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 in essay category in Telugu language. Sahitya Akademi announced its annual awards in 24 languages on Wednesday.

In Telugu language, Enoch was selected for the award for his ‘Vimarshini’, which is a collection of essays. He began his literary career with a short story ‘Uttaram’ in 1954. Enoch has so far written 180 poems, 180 stories, nine novels and 30 playlets, apart from literary criticism.

The Sahitya Akademi Award, which carries a memento, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, will be presented to Enoch in New Delhi on January 29.

Eminent writer Kolakaluri Enoch has been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 in essay category in the Telugu language. Sahitya Akademi announced its annual awards in 24 languages on Wednesday. In Telugu language, Enoch was selected for the award for his collection of essays titled Vimarshini.

Enoch was born to Ramaiah and Veeramma at Vejendla of Guntur district on July 1, 1939. He graduated with BA (Hons) from Andhra University in 1959. During his college days, the writer received the first prize in short story, poetry and playlet categories in annual competitions for three consecutive years from 1957 to 1959. 

Subsequently, he did his PhD from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati. Enoch, who started his career as a faculty member in Andhra University, served as the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University.
He began his literary career with a short story Uttaram in 954.  Enoch has so far written 180 poems, 180 stories, nine novels and 30 playlets, apart from literary criticism.

Some of his literary works were translated into English and other languages. In recognition of his contribution to the Telugu literature, the writer was given Padma Shri in 2014. He also received many prestigious awards as a writer and teacher.

The celebrated writer also won Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Akademi Awards in 1986, 1988 and 1998 in different categories. The Sahitya Akademi Award, which carries a memento, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, will be presented to Enoch at a special ceremony to be held in New Delhi on January 29, 2019.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp