Winners of the Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize for 2015 have been announced.
The Dhahan Prize is the largest literary award of its kind celebrating the history of the Punjabi language. It promotes Punjabi literature on a global scale by presenting an award annually to the best book of fiction published in either Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi scripts.
This year’s winners are:
• First prize – Lota, a novel by Darshan Singh
• Second prize – Mor Udaari, a novel by Harjeet Atwal
• Runner up – Lahore Di Vel, a novel by Nain Sukh
“Darshan Singh’s novel Lota was selected to receive the Dhahan Prize from eligible entries from five countries around the world,” said Barj S. Dhahan, co-founder Canada India Education Society. “This prestigious, international literary award both opens doors for aspiring Punjabi writers and plays an important role in the preservation and expansion of the Punjabi language and its literature.”
The top award winner receives a prize of $25,000, while the other two get $5,000 apiece.