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, Deepa has edited and compiled several anthologies as well. 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 Sacked, Folktales You can Carry Around (HarperCollins) and You Cannot Have All the Answers, a short story collection for adults (Niyogi Books).
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 and other organizations, conducting creative writing workshops and storytelling sessions in schools.