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Deepa Agrawal

Biblio - The SPS Literature Fest 2018

Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has published over 50 books. A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has edited and compiled several anthologies. Among 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. Recent titles include The Scholastic Book of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Sacked, Folktales you can Carry Around (HarperCollins).

Deepa has received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture, GOI and the Austrian government to research children’s literature. She is active in reading promotion and is a resource person for Scholastic India, National Book Trust, India and other organizations, conducting creative writing workshops and storytelling sessions in schools.