Paro Anand
(Session on April 9)

Winner, Bal Sahitya Puraskar, 2017

Paro Anand has been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar Award, 2017 for her book Wild Child, now published as Like Smoke with additional content. Her book, No Guns at My Son’s Funeral was on the IBBY Honor List and has been translated into German and Spanish. The Little Bird Who Held the Sky up with His Feet was on 1001 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, an international gold standard of the World’s best children’s literature. BBC Hindi selected her on their #100Women Project, a project highlighting the challenges and achievements of women in India.