Bhubaneswar: Eminent novelist Paramita Satpathy from Odisha will be conferred with the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2016 for her short story ‘Prapti’.
Satpathy has already received several awards for her valuable contribution in the field of literature.
Prominent among those are Odisha Sahitya Academi Award, Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad Yuva Puraskar, Gangadhar Rath Foundation Award, Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award, and Seashore Srujan Samman.
Her several novels have been translated in Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi languages.
So far, seven short-story collections, namely Bibidha Aswopna (1997), Bhashakshara (2000) Birala Rupaka (2003), Antaranga Chhala (2006), Kurei Phula (2009), Prapti (2012) and Nari Kabi O Anyamane (2015) have been published.
Besides, a novel in Odia, ‘Apathacharini’ (2006) was published to her credit.
Paramita had joined Indian Revenue Services in 1989. She is currently posted as the commissioner of the Income Tax department.