Orissa Sahitya Akademi on Wednesday announced the names of its winners in different categories for the year 2007 as well as 2008.
The names of the winners were announced at a meeting of the executive council of the Akademi.
The meeting was presided over by Akademi president Ramachandra Behera.
Manoj Kumar Mohapatra for his novel ‘Nirvana'; Bishnu Sahu for his short story ‘Gotie Gaanre Chitrapata'; Aparna Mohanty for her poem ‘Jhiapain Jharkatie'; Ramchandra Mishra for his play ‘Ekanta Nivas'; Rabindra Prasad Panda for his ‘Madhyabitara Amtabichara' in the category of essay and criticism; Rabi Tripathy for his ‘Kadambini Amari Gaan Jhia' in the category of autobiography and travel literature; Mona Lisa Jena for ‘Astaraga' in the translation category; Ramesh Patri for his ‘Chikun O Chadhei' in the category of children's literature; and Alekh Chandra Padhihari for ‘Geeti Barnali' in the category of ‘Geeti Kabita'.
Winners for 2008
Bhima Prusty for his novel ‘Samudra Manisha'; Prakash Mohapatra for his short story collection ‘Kita O Anyanya Galpa'; Sunil Kumar Prusty for his poetry collection ‘Tanulatara Kabita'; Prasanna Das for his play ‘Kimbadanti'; Gouranga Charan Das for his book ‘Sanskruti, Jagatikaran O Mancha Rajaniti' in the category of essay and criticism; Manoranjan Pradhan for ‘Godabarish Mishra' in the category of biography; Asit Mohanty for ‘Bapu-Mo Maa' in the category of translation; Manas Ranjan Samal for ‘Manachuan Geeta' in the category of children's literature; and Brundaban Jena for ‘Preeti Smruti Hoi Pheriase Jeba' in the category of Geeti Kabita.