Novelist, woman activist and environmentalist Sara Joseph has been chosen for this years prestigious Padmaprabha Literary Prize. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs.75, 000 and a citation. The award would be presented in a function to be held in Kalpetta during December 2012 and noted writer and veteran journalist Kuldip Nayyar will present the award. The jury comprising KP Ramanunni as president and Vijayalaskhmi and Rafeeq Ahmed as members elected Sara Joseph.
Sara Joseph worked as lecturer in Sree Neelakanda Verma Govt Sanskrit College, Pattampi and Government Victoria College, Palakkad and in Government College , Thrissur. Her major novels are Alahayude Penmakkal, Mattathi, Athi, Othappu and Oorukaval.