Sahitya Academy awards announced
- The Karnataka Sahitya Academy announced special awards for 2018 to five writers — B.A. Vivek Rai, H.S. Venkateshmurthy, Deshamsha Hudagi, Saisuthe and A.K. Hamppanna — for their contribution to Kannada literature.
- It has also chosen 10 writers for Sahityasri Award 2018. The winners are K.C. Shivappa, Purushotham Bilimale, C.P. Siddashrama, Parvathi G. Ithal, G. Krishnappa, Satish Kulkarni, Rangaraja Vanadurga, Abdul G. Basheer, Gangaram Chandala, and H.L. Pushpa.
- While the writers will be presented a cash prize of ₹50,000 each, a citation and a certificate, the Sahityasri award winners would be given ₹25,000 each, a citation and a certificate.