Writer Punathil Kunhabdulla has been selected for the Mathrubhumi literary prize for 2013.

The jury comprised poet K. Satchidanandan (chairman) and writers N.S. Madhavan and Sarah Joseph. The award carries a purse of Rs.two lakh, a citation, and a sculpture.

The award function will be in Kozhikode on October 24, a press release issued here on Wednesday said.

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