Koraput: Eminent short story writer Gourahari Das and celebrated poet Bipin Nayak will receive the Koraput Literary Award 2019 at the Koraput Literary Festival (KLF-Odisha), begining organized by leading media and publishing house Odia Media, here on October 20 and 21, 2019.

The award comprises a cash prize of 21,000 INR each with a citation, a memento and a Geeta Gobinda Khandua.

Odia Media director and noted author Subhransu Panda said, “This time the festival will witness various literary and cultural events ranging from Literary Discussions, Social Debate, Poetry Recitation to Film Screening and Musical performances.”

The theme of the 2nd Koraput Literary Festival is set to be “Nature and Creativity”. This second edition of Koraput Literary Festival will witness a gathering of more than 500 participants, including guests and speakers. As many as 12 books, written by young authors below the age group of 40 and published by popular publishing house Pen In Books, will be released during the Festival.

Koraput Literary Festival 2019 will be dedicated to the great Odia author Gopinath Mohanty, who spent most of his working years in Koraput.