The Ministry of Information has announced National Literary Awards, and two veteran writers for the Lifetime Award for Literary Achievement yesterday.
The National Literature Award Selection Committee chose writers U Earnt Maung (pseudonym Earnt Maung) and U Nyunt Maung (pseudonym Maung Maung Nyunt-Mandalay University) for the Lifetime Award for Literary Achievement, in recognizing their dedicated efforts into literary works.
The committee has also selected the books in the first edition and the authors in the following list.
|Genre||Winners and Books||Publishing Houses|
|Novel||Nga-Phan-Tha-Mar by Moe Kyaw Zin||Kant Kaw Wut Yee|
|Short Story||Lan-Sone-Tot-Ywa by Natmauk Ani Cho||Lin Lun Chin|
|Poem||Kha-Yu-Pit-Laun-Chor||Hnit Kar La Myar|
|Sar-padetha||Hnin-Taung-Tan-Ka-Pan-U-Yin by Nyan Wai (Myittha Myay)||Seik Kan Thar|
|Translation (Knowledge)||Glimpses of World History: Author Jawaharlal Nehru by Boe Hlaing||Hnin-Siphyu|
|Translation (fiction)||The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Sein Win Sein||Lin Lun Khin|
|General Knowledge (arts)||Revolution of 20th Century Myanmar Poems by Dr Zaw Naing||Moe Thaut Pan|
|General Knowledge (applied science)||Cancer and Myanmar foods by Dr Hla Kyi (Nutrition Specialist)||Shin Ma Taung|
|Political Literature||International Relations of Myanmar by Sinbyukyun Than Tun||Quality Publishing House|
|Fictional Paper (Essay)||Playing Dice with God and Essay collection||Wun Cha Taung|
Each winner of Lifetime Award for Literary Achievements will receive K5 million and K2.5 million for each author of National Literary Award respectively.
Winners are urged to contact the Literature Award Administration and Support Committee at 01-387724 and 01-381449. They must bring two 5×8 inches colour photos and two passport-size colour photos along with a brief personal summary to the committee’s office within one week of this announcement. The address of the committee is No. (529/531), Merchant Street, Sarpay Beikman Building, Yangon.
The reward-giving ceremony will be held on 1st Waxing Day of Nadaw (at the celebrations in honour of the The Literati Day, 15 December (Tuesday) at the ceremony.—MNA
(Translation by Aung Khin)