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Shortlist announcement : Fairway National Literary Awards 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018 Features


The eagerly anticipated Shortlist for the fourth Fairway National Literary Awards was announced yesterday at the Kingsbury Hotel. Each shortlisted novelist in each language category will receive a valuable cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- while the ultimate winning novelist in each language category will receive Rs. 500,000/.

The announcement event also revealed the panel of judges in the three language categories for these prestigious awards. The FNLA committee strives to bring together every year a group of distinguished and unbiased judges comprising, in each panel, an academic, a creative person and an informed reader.


The shortlisted novels will now be reviewed again in order to identify the winning novel in each language category, which will be announced at the final award ceremony which will be held later this year.

The Fairway National Literary Awards are presented by Fairway Holdings with the aim of recognising, encouraging and rewarding excellent creative writing in Sri Lanka.

 

Sinhala category
Aththani Kanu – Sepali Mayadunne
Warana – Padmini Senevirathne
Tharu Visula Reya – Aruna Premarathne
Deshadhrohiyage Nirmala Hardaya – Tharangani Rasika Fernando
Balawa, Kandulu Ginigani – P. B. Jayasekara

English category
Rao’s Guide to Lime Pickling – Sandali Handagama
The Chameleon – Seheni Hisara Kariyawasan
Stories – Charulatha Abeysekara Thewarathanthri
Zeelam – Navin Weeraratne

Tamil category
Kattupol - Premila Pratheepan
Thottruponavargal – Seeman Pathinathan Fernando
Irathakkuliyal – Musdeen
Idipadum Kottaikal – N. Yogenthiranathan
Panichaiadi Munmaariyum Sattakkinarum – A. M. S. Velazhakan

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlist announcement : Fairway National Literary Awards 2018