Indian activist-author Meena Kandasamy wins German PEN award

Indian activist-author Meena Kandasamy wins German PEN award

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Category : Awards Published on: September 26 2022

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  • Indian activist-author-poet Meena Kandasamy has been announced as the recipient of the Hermann Kesten Award 2022, which is given by the PEN Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. 
  • The award is given to Kandasamy in honour and recognition of her support for the rights of victimized writers.
  • She won award for the books "The Gypsy Goddess," (2014) and "When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife" (2017). 
  • She has also published anthologies of her poems, most notably "Ms Militancy" (2010) and "#ThisPoemWillProvokeYou and Other Poems" (2015).
  • The PEN Center, Germany, will present the award to the Indian author at a ceremony in Darmstadt on November 15 this year. The winner will receive an amount of €20,000 ($19,996) as prize money.
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