Bhubaneswar: PEN IN Books, the leading publishing house of the State, has announced the final list of winners for the 3rd edition of much awaited PEN IN Books Young Author Award.

Ten young authors under the age group of 40 will receive the PEN IN Books Young Author Award 2019 in a ceremony going to be held later this month. Seven Odia, one Hindi and two English young authors have are going to get this years Award, said director Subhransu Panda.

The seven Odia authors are Harihar Panda for his feature manuscript Raja Ghara Katha, Krupasindhu Pradhan for his novel manuscript Mahasatee, Kshirodini Behera for her poetry manuscript Sabu Rati Tuma Pain, Subrat Swain for his lyrics manuscript Kebe Sahe Kebe Suna, Swarup Kumar Nayak for his poetry manuscript Andharar Aradhana, Dasarath Hembram for his poetry manuscript Mukti Abhisika and Lokanath Sahu for his poetry manuscript Kashatandi.

Gayatri Mavuru for her Hindi poetry manuscript Rabta, Subhransu Sekhar Ojha for his English novel manuscript Those Crazy Seven Years and Abhisek Pani for his English poetry manuscript The Octahedral Verses will receive this years Award.

The manuscripts of the award winning authors would be published as book, said Panda.

Manuscripts for the current edition of award were invited earlier this year, and out of more than 80 entries, the learned jury selected the above 10 manuscripts.

PEN IN Books, established in 2006, is a leading publishing house in Odisha having more than 200 titles to its credit. It publishes books in Odia, Hindi and English.