Anoushka Sabnis is a young author and poet. She published her first book, Once Upon a Verse: Because Poems Tell Stories, in 2017 when she was 10 years old. This is a collection of over 50 of her poems. Sabnis has been composing stories and poems since she was 5 years old. She has won several inter-school, national and international writing and art competitions. Most recently, she won the Gold award at the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in 2018.