List of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners for Tamil (1955-2016)


The Sahitya Akademi Award is given each year, since 1955, by the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to writers and their works, for their outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Indian literature in each of the official languages of India.




Here is the Complete list of winners for Tamil–
Year Name Work
2016
Vannadasan
Oru Siru Isai (Short stories)
2015 A. Madhavan Ilakkiya suvadugal (A collection of essays)
2014 Poomani Agngnaadi (A novel)
2013 Joe D Cruz korkai (A novel)
2012 D. Selvaraj Thol (A novel)
2011 Su. Venkatesan Kaval Kottam (A novel)
2010 Nanjil Nadan Soodiya Poo Soodarka (A collection of short stories)
2009 Puviarasu Kaioppam (Poetry)
2008
Melanmai Ponnusamy Minsarapoo (Short story)
2007 Neela Padmanabhan Ilai Uthir Kaalam (A novel)
2006 Mu. Metha Akayathukku Aduthaveedu (Poetry)
2005 G. Thilakavathi Kalmaram (A novel)
2004 Tamilanban Vanakkam Valluva (Poetry)
2003 Vairamuthu Kallikattu Ithikasam (Novel)
2002 Sirpi Balasubramaniam Oru Giraamattu Nadi (Poetry)
2001 C. S. Chellappa  Sutanthira Daagam (Novel)
2000 Thi. Ka. Sivasankaran Vimarsanangal Mathippuraikal Pettikal (Literary criticism)
1999 S. Abdul Rahman Aalapanai (Poetry)
1998 Sa. Kandasamy Visaranai Commission (Novel)
1997 Thoppil Mohamed Meeran Chaivu Narkali (Novel)
1996 Ashoka Mitran Appavin Snehidar (Short stories)
1995 Prapanchan Vanam Vasappadum (Novel)
1994 Ponneelan Pudhiya Dharsanangal (Novel)
1993 M. V. Venkatram Kathukal (Novel)
1992 Kovi. Manisekaran Kutralakurinji (historic novel)
1991 Ki. Rajanarayanan Gopallapurathu Makkal (Novel)
1990 Su. Samuthiram Veril Pazhutha Pala (Novel)
1989 La Sa Ra Chintanadi (Autobiographical Essays)
1988 V. C. Kulandaiswamy Vazhum Valluvam (Literary criticism)
1987 Aadhavan Sundaram  Mudalil Iravu Varum (Short stories)
1986 Ka. Naa. Subramaniam Ilakkiyathukku oru Iyakkam (Literary criticism)
1985 A. S. Gnanasambandan Kamban: Putiya Parvai (Literary criticism)
1984 Lakshmi Thiripurasundari Oru Kaveriyai Pola (Novel)
1983 T. M. Chidambara Ragunathan Bharathi: Kalamum Karuthum (Literary criticism)
1982 B. S. Ramaiya Manikkodikalam (Literary history)
1981 M. Ramalingam Puthiya Urai Nadai (Criticism)
1980
Kannadasan Cheraman Kadali (Novel)
1979 Thi. Janakiraman Sakthi Vaithiyam (Short stories)
1978 Vallikannan Pudukavithaiyin Thottramum Valarchiyum (Criticism)
1977 Indira Parthasarathy Kuruthip Punal (Novel)
1976 No award
1975 R. Dhandayudham Tharkkala Tamizh Illakkiyam (A literary criticism)
1974 K. D. Thirunavukkarasu Thirukkural Needhi Illakkiyam (A literary criticism)
1973 Rajam Krishnan Verukku Neer (A novel)
1972 D. Jayakanthan Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal (A novel)
1971 Na. Parthasarathy Samudaya Veedhi (A novel)
1970 Ku. Alagirisami  Anbalippu (A collection of short stories)
1969 Bharathidasan  Pisirantaiyar (A play)
1968 A. Srinivasa Raghavan Vellai Paravai (A poetry)
1967 K. V. Jagannathan Virar Ulagam (A literary criticism)
1966 Ma. Po. Si. Vallalar Kanda Orumaippadu (A biography)
1965 P. Sri Acharya Sri Ramanujar (A biography)
1964 No award
1963
Akilan
Vengaiyin Maindhan (A novel)
1962 Mi. Pa. Somasundaram Akkarai Cheemaiyil (A travelogue)
1961 Mu. Varadarajan Agal Vilakku (A novel)
1960 No award
1959 No award
1958 C. Rajagopalachari Chakravarti Tirumagan (A retelling of the Ramayana)
1957 No award
1956 Kalki Krishnamurthy  Alai Osai (A novel)
1955 R. P. Sethu Pillai Tamil Inbam (A collection of essays)

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