2015 South East Asia Write Award has been conferred upon Indian-origin writer Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali aka J.M. Sali whose books are read in universities.
- The author has written 57 books, 80 plays and more than 400 short stories including Vellai Kodugal (White Lines) & Alaigal Pesuginrana (The Sound of the Waves) that are now studied by Tamil literature students in Singapore and Indian universities.
- Born in 1939 in, Mr. Sali was invited to Singapore at the age of 25 to be an assistant editor at the Tamil Murasu newspaper by its founder, the late G. Sarangapani.
About 2015 South East Asia Write Award
Started in 1979, the South East Asia Write Awards or the Southeast Asian Write Awards are presented annually to poets and writers in Southeast Asia.
- The awards are given to a writer from a country that is part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- The ceremonies are held in Bangkok, with a member of the Thai royal family presiding. The award was conceived by the management of The Oriental hotel in Bangkok, which then sought further backing from Thai Airways International and other companies.