K M ANTHRU INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE PRIZE are awarded to the great masters of literature and Arts who dedicated their life to literature and contributed comprehensively throughout from the year 2021.
The inspiration behind this was K M Anthru. He was born on April 2, 1937. He started his literary career at 17. Though publications were a few during that time, his works found space in many of the periodicals and magazines. He started publishing books, mainly Malayalam Short stories and literary essays, from 2000. Since then, he published about eight books. During his long career in literature, he published a countless number of works in various print magazines. While he was very active in literature during his old age, he suddenly became sick and bedridden in 2017. He had an unfulfilled dream of becoming an editor of a magazine. The thought of Litterateur Redefining World arose to fulfill this dream. His son, Shajil Anthru, also a writer, started the online magazine to fulfill this dream. Sad to add, he passed away on 19 December 2020. He was the man who loved literature, lived through it and died for it.
But the magazine he started acclaimed a notable position in the World literature in a brief span. In memoriam and, as a mark of the respect towards him, K M Anthru Foundation was established, and the foundation instituted K M Anthru International Literature Prize. It is a humble beginning from Litterateur Redefining World to acknowledge and honor the great masters of literature and Arts who dedicated their life to literature and contributed comprehensively throughout.
Award process 2022
Nominations to the K M Anthru International literature Prize can be made by self, any individuals, societies, or previous K M Anthru International literature Prize awardees. The names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 20 years later.
The K M Anthru International literature Prize Committee published a notification on the website of Litterateur Redefining World and its Facebook. Also, it sends invitation letters to persons who are published and collaborated with Litterateur Redefining World.
The K M Anthru Foundation Trust handles the selection of the K M Anthru International literature Prize and has 4 members. The Jury Committee for the K M Anthru International literature Prize is the working body that evaluates the nominations and presents its recommendations to the K M Anthru Foundation Trust, and comprises four members.
The jury members for K M ANTHRU INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE PRIZE 2022 are:
Chairperson: Shajil Anthru, India
Members: Anna Maria Mickiewicz, United Kingdom
Małgorzata Borzeszkowska, Poland
Nandita De, India
Notifications / Invitation letters are sent out on 1 September 2022 and the deadline of the submission was 30 September 2022.The Committee received 359 nominations from various countries. Now it the time to announce the shortlist of nominees.