KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - Freelance writer Siti Jasmina Ibrahim, 41, was announced the winner of the short story and short drama categories at the Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia (HSPM) 2015/16 held here today.
She took home RM2,000 for each category with her works, 'Rumah Ini Dinding Kacanya Kalis Cahaya', which was published in Mingguan Malaysia on Jan 4, 2015, and 'Tangan-tangan Yang Tinggal', published in Dewan Sastera (January - April, 2015 editions).
"I have been writing for nearly 20 years and in various genres, from short stories and novels, to (stage) plays, and now I am into writing for television drama and movies.
"Currently I am busy with television dramas and planning to publish a novel," she told Bernama after the prize presentation ceremony at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) today.
HSPM offered awards for various categories, including novel; poem; short drama; short story; literary review and children/teenager literature.
The award presentation ceremony was officiated by Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and attended by, among others, DBP Director-General and HSPM 2015/16 panel chairman Datuk Abdul Adzis Abas.