Paro Anand

Paro AnandParo Anand is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner for her book, Wild Child, now published as Like Smoke, with additional content. She has written books for children, young adults and adults. She also works with children, especially those in difficult circumstances through her program Literature in Action and holds a world record for helping over three thousand children make the world’s longest newspaper.

Her latest book, The Other, is a ground-breaking collection of stories dealing with sensitive issues. As a performance storyteller and speaker, she has represented India in the USA, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany and Bangladesh, besides all over India. She was invited to speak at the Harvard India Conference, USA on Disruptive Innovation in Literature for Young Adults and Children, and has been awarded for her contribution to children’s literature by The Russian Centre for Science and Culture.