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India-born author Jasbinder Bilan bags UK children's book award


India-born author Jasbinder Bilan bags UK children's book award

 

India-born author Jasbinder Bilan has bagged a coveted UK children's book award for her debut novel 'Asha and the Spirit Bird'.

The story set in the Himalayan territory of her Indian roots and inspired by the special childhood bond with her grandmother.

Bilan will receive 5,000 pounds as the winner of the award.

Bilan's book was shortlisted from 144 entries alongside ‘Crossfire' and ‘In the Shadow of Heroes'.