Winners of the CLA Global Awards, awarding the best in Literature, announced

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/31/2022 11:45:57 AM Books and Authors

After receiving a heartfelt response for the first edition of the Coimbatore Literary Awards in 2020, the second edition of Coimbatore Literary Awards, now known as CLA Global Awards, 2021-2022 was held virtually on January 20, 2022. The awards were organized by Akshay Sharma, the founder of Mark-Fly Publishers.

Being a writer himself, Akshay’s chief objective behind the prestigious award event is to appreciate the talented authors worldwide and bring them to the limelight. The virtual event received 100+ entries both nationally and internationally, out of which, 30 were awarded. Out of the 30 winners, 5 were awarded the title of CLA while the world-famous author, Chetan Bhagat, was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards were presented for 13 different categories including Thriller, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and others.

John Nicholl won the award in the “International Thriller” category for his book “Killing Evil” while Dr. Anitha Chakravarthy Sriram took home the award for the “Best Mythology-National” category for her book “Jaya Vijaya Bharatha”. Damini Punia and Major General Rajpal Punia bagged the award in the “Best Non-Fiction” category for the book “Operation Khukri”. British writer Ians Charles Douglas was awarded for the “Best Science Fiction” of the year. The “Author of the Year” award was won by Kulpreet Yadav for the book “The Battle of Rezang La”.

The other writers also received awards in numerous categories. Shanna Surya, Kavya Shah, Rakshan Pandian, and Sredhanea Ramkrishnan bagged awards in the “Young Authors” category while Chitra Padmana and Rajnih Rethesh received awards in the “Thriller” category. In the “Fantasy Fiction” category, A.R. Sara, Rajendra Sarilla, and Janani Kannan were awarded while “The National Science Fiction” award was given to Dr. Charith Pidikti. Furthermore, in the category of the “Non-Fiction”, Anindita Das and Srikanth Ram also bagged the award.

Seven winners were awarded in the category of “Poetry” namely Pragya Gogoi, Nigama RV, Sagarika Jamadade, Ellora Mishra, Soliha Shabir, Sailee Tiwari, and Priyam Acharya. For “General Fiction”, the winners were Arundhati Sahoo, Prajakta Gavhane, and Anushree Painuly. Jayanthi Sankar was awarded for the “Fiction-International” category.

The virtual event turned out to be a resounding success with the overwhelming response from the writers all around the world.

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