Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has over 50 books published.
A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has edited and compiled several anthologies as well.
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, The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan (Speaking Tiger), Blessed (Hachette India) Friendship Stories (Scholastic India) and Journey to the Forbidden City (Penguin/Puffin).
Deepa has also received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture and the Austrian government to research children’s literature. She has presented papers at many seminars and conferences both in India and abroad. 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.
Awards and Honours:
N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 (for Ashok’s New Friends)
IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008 (for Caravan to Tibet)