KOHIMA: The 1st Gordon Graham prize for Naga Literature was awarded to Dr Easterine Kire in the fiction category and Kethoser Aniu Kevichusa for his book Forgiveness and Politics: A Critical Appraisal’ in the non-fiction category. The award ceremony was held here on Tuesday. The Gordon Graham prize for Naga Literature was launched in 2018 to promote good writing, to raise the profile of Naga writers and to encourage reading and writing within the Naga community. It aims at recognising and rewarding the knowledge-keepers and idea-givers of Naga society. Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio speaking at the event said that such initiatives will help promote good writing, recognizing and rewarding the knowledge - keeper and idea–givers of Naga society. He added that the award will also encourage reading and writing within the Naga community as reading books opens the horizons of thinking and knowledge.
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