10 get Bangla Academy Literary Award
Ten poets and writers have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Literary Award 2020.
Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at Shaheed Munir Chowdhury conference room on Monday.
The award recipients are Muhammad Samad for poem, Imtiar Shamim for fiction, Begum Aktar Kamal for essay/research, Suresh Ranjan Bosak for translation, Rabiul Alam for drama, Anjir Liton for juvenile literature, Sahida Begum for Liberation War-based literature, Opresh Bandopadhay for science fiction, Ferdousi Majumder for autobiography or travelogue, and Muhammad Habibullah Pathan for folklore.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina would hand over the awards to the winners during the inaugural ceremony of Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela physically or virtually, said Habibullah Siraji.
Introduced in 1960, the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (literary award) is annually awarded to individuals for their contributions to the Bangla literature in various categories.
Academy secretary AHM Lukman and poet Pias Makid, among others, were present at the press conference.