Sethu appointed National Book Trust chairman

New Delhi: A Sethumadhavan, veteran Malayalam fictional writer, has been appointed as the chairman of National Book Trust (NBT).

Kabil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development, has signed the appointment order.

It is the first time a Malayalam writer is given the post after late Sukumar Azhikode.   

Sethu has published more than 30 books.

He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards in 1982 and 1978 for his works "Pandavapuram" and "Pediswapnangal"; and Vayalar Award for "Adyalangal" in 2005.

Sethu's other literary works include "Pandavapuram", "Velutha Koodarangal", "Pedi Swapnangal", "Thaliyola", "Kiratham", "Niyogam", "Sethuvinte Kathakal" and "Kaimudrakal".

He also served as the chairman of the South Indian Bank.