Acclaimed author Dr Peggy Mohan has bagged the Mathrubhumi Book of The Year award at the fourth edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2023), which concluded here.
Her book ‘Wanderers, Kings and Merchants’, which portrays evolution of language as the outcome of migrations, won the prestigious award that carries Rs 2 lakh and a sculpture.
Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah presented the award to Dr Mohan at the valedictory ceremony of the four-day MBIFL 2023.
The Trinidad-born writer, also a well-known linguist who earned a PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan, later migrated to India and worked as a Professor of Language Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia University in New Delhi.
MBIFL 2023, (also known as ‘Ka’ in Malayalam), featured an impressive line-up of Nobel and Booker Prize winners and Jnanpith awardees, among over 400 eminent names in creative fields.