This year writers Rizia Rahman and Fatima Rumi received the Exim Bank-Anyadin Humayun Ahmed Literary Award at Bangla Academy. The award giving ceremony held at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad auditorium of the Academy where Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will be the chief guest.
Rizia Rahman has been selected for the award in recognition of her contribution in the field of literature, while Farima Rumi has been selected in the young writer category. Rizia Rahman is a Bangladeshi novelist who is best known for her novel ‘Bong Theke Bangla’. She is also a recipient of Bangla Academy Literary Award and Fatima Rumi previously won Kali O Kolom Award-2014 in the Short Stories and Novel category for her debut book ‘Ami Onindita’.