Speaker Paro Anand at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Paro Anand


Paro Anand has been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puruskar Award 2017 for her book, Wild Child, now published as Like Smoke with additional content. Recognised internationally and locally, including by President Kalam of India, she headed the National Centre for Children’s Literature, which has interacted with over 300,000 people, primarily children in difficult circumstances, and also runs a programme, Literature in Action. Her book, No Guns at My Son’s Funeral, was on the IBBY Honor List and is 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.

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