Mumbai: Reputed novelist from Kerala, N Prabhakaran’s novel was chosen for the 17th Crossword Book Award for English translation.
His work, an English translation of his novel originally written in Malayalam, ‘Diary of a Malayali Madman' was picked by jury for the award. The novel ‘Oru Malayali Bhranthante Diary’ was translated into English by Jayasree Kalathil.
Prabhakaran received the award from writer Mukund Padmanabhan in a ceremony held in Mumbai on Tuesday. Jury zeroed in on Prabhakaran’s work out five works shortlisted for the prize. N. Prabhakaran was a Malayalam Professor at Brennen College in Thalassery. He hails from Dharmadam in Kannur.