Deepa Agarwal loves to write fiction and poetry for both children and adults and has over 50 books published. Many of her short stories have been published in magazines both in India and abroad and included in anthologies and text books. Among various other awards, she received the N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok’s New Friends, while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008. Her work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages and five of her books have been included in the White Raven catalogue of the International Youth Library Munich. Recent titles include Sacked! Folktales You Can Carry Around (HarperCollins India) The Scholastic Book of Hindu Gods and Goddesses (Scholastic India) and You Cannot Have All the Answers, a short story collection for grown ups (Niyogi Books). Deepa was born and grew up in a hill town in Kumaon, where many of her stories spring from. When she is not writing stories, she can be found telling them to her grandchildren or anyone else interested in listening.Delegate | 2018, 2021

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