Antony Barkur's Debut Collection "Masaam" Continues Winning Streak with Konkani Academy Goa Literary Award

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In a celebration of literary excellence, the Konkani Academy Goa has recently announced its prestigious Literary Awards for the year 2020, with Antony Barkur's debut collection of short stories, "Masaam," emerging victorious in the category of Best Book Outside Goa.

The accolade adds yet another jewel to Barkur's crown, as his literary prowess garners widespread recognition. Hailing from Moodahadu Kudru in Barkur, Antony Prakash DSouza, better known by his pen name Antony Barkur, has established himself as a formidable force in the literary world.

Antony Barkur's literary journey began with a collection of poetry that captured the imagination of readers and critics alike, earning him the coveted Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy Award. With "Masaam," his foray into the realm of short stories, Antony  once again proved his mettle, clinching the Konkani Bhasha Mandal Goa Award for Literature in the year 2020.

The success of "Masaam" extends beyond regional borders, as evidenced by its yet another triumph at the Vimala V. Pai Memorial Vishwa Konkani Puraskar. This string of accolades underscores Antony Barkur's innate talent and his ability to weave captivating narratives that resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Joining Antony in the limelight are fellow wordsmiths Roshu Bajpe and MP Rodrigues, whose collections of poems have been selected for the prestigious awards for the years 2018 and 2019, respectively. Their contributions further enrich the literary landscape, showcasing the depth and diversity of Konkani literature. All the three books are published by Kavita Trust, a trust that promotes Konkani Poetry.

As the literary world continues to applaud Antony Barkur's achievements, it is evident that his name has become synonymous with excellence in storytelling. With "Masaam" captivating audiences far and wide, Antony's legacy as a master of words is poised to endure for generations to come.

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