Authorspress India, an independent media house of South-Asia based in New Delhi, feels honored to confer the inauguralOverseas Award for Excellence in Arts (Literature) on Les Murray for his sterling contribution to the world of arts through his outstanding poetry and prose works, globally acknowledged. These varied works raise consciousness and alter perceptions, twin virtues of serious works of art everywhere.
That Les Murray is widely read and appreciated in India---and South Asia--- is confirmed by his presence in the Indian-Australian Study Centers in the country and research on him. This award is a humble recognition by us of a master who taught us about values and human concerns receding slowly in a globalized world.
Les Murray is a voice of sanity that needs to be heard and practiced, if we want to remain sane and human in a thingified culture of uniformity and similarity. This award is bestowed on the great artist and friend of marginalized voices on 25 Dec 13.