Travelogue Oman Emba Ogatu (A puzzle called Oman), written by Niranjana Vanalli, has been chosen for the Krishnanand Kamat Sahitya Puraskara, instituted by the Krishnanand Kamat Foundation, Honnavar, Uttara Kannada, for 2010.

Dr. Vanalli, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Mysore, is the first recipient of the award.

The award, according to a release said, is given to encourage Kannada writing on travel and environment. The award carries a purse of Rs. 25,000, a citation and certificate.

It will be presented on September 25 in Honnavar.