Correct Answer : Option (C) : VJ James
Explanation : Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 was announced, Malayalam Novelist VJ James's, Novel Nireeshwaran won the best novel award. V J James was born in Vazhapally, Changanassery in Kottayam district of Kerala. His debut novel was Purappadinte Pusthakam. Other Accolades he received:DC Silver Jubilee Award, Malayattor Prize in 1999, Rotary Literary Award for Purappadinte Pusthakam, Thoppil Ravi Award, Kerala Bhasha Institute Basheer Award (2015) for Nireeshwaran.