For the first time 10 young Odia authors are going to be conferred with PEN IN YOUNG AUTHOR AWARD (PIYAA 2017) during Bhubaneswar Poetry Festival 2017. There manuscripts will be published by PEN IN Books.
Asit Swain, Bandana Mohanty, Elina Kanungo, Jayanti Behera, Subhadra Priyadarshini Nayak and Sumit Panda will get this ward for their poetry manuscripts, while Archana, Bhagirathi Behera, Narmada Sahu and Sukanti Rout will be awarded for fiction.
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Subhransu Panda (ଶୁଭ୍ରାଂଶୁ ପଣ୍ଡା)
Subhransu Panda is an author and journalist based in Bhubaneswar. He has 6 books including 2 novels and a poetry collection to his credit. He has about 10 years (2005-2015) of experience in mainstream journalism in Odisha, both print and electronics. After quitting job, currently he is editing a news portal www.odishastory.com.
Subhransu Panda is the director of PEN IN Books, a leading publication house established back in 2006 and now taken by Odia Media Private Limited.
He is also editing a monthly Odia journal SAMAKALA.