Ten poets and writers have been adorned with the Bangla Academy Literary Award 2021. Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at Shaheed Munir Chowdhury seminar room of the academy on Monday (January 25).
This year’s winners are Muhammad Samad for poem, Imtiar Shamim for fiction, Begum Aktar Kamal for essay and research, Suresh Ranjan Bosak for translation, Rabiul Alam for drama, Anjir Liton for juvenile literature, Sahida Begum for Liberation War-based literature, Opresh Bandopadhyay for science fiction, Ferdousi Majumder for autobiography, and Muhammad Habibullah Pathan for folklore.
Speaking at the press conference, Habibullah Siraji said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would hand over the prizes to the winners at the inaugural function of the book fair either directly in person or virtually. The prize money is three lakh taka.