Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most beloved and cherished authors will be presented with TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 on November 21. Mr. Bond has a significant body of work, which is close to 100 books, across genres for adults and children. His writing has made him one of the most admired writers and has charmed all the categories of readers into a lifelong love.
According to the release by TATA Literature Live!, the author’s celebration of nature through all of his writings has made him the first literary ‘eco-warriors’ of India, much before the phrase was coined. The release further added that his semi-autobiographical work ‘With Love from the Hills’ as well the collection of short stories ‘Our trees still grow in Dehra’ for which he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, reflects his deep connection to both India and nature.
Join us on 21 November at 6:30pm as India's most revered children's literary author, @RealRuskinBond
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Mr. Bond will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Award during TATA Literature Live! which is also Mumbai’s largest international literary festival. A week-long festival from November 16 to November 22, 2020, will see world-renowned authors, thought leaders, poets indulging in talks and discussions.
On receiving the news, Mr. Bond stated that he is delighted to accept the award and that it’s very thoughtful for recognizing his long literary life of almost 70 years. It was in the 1950s that he published his first in various newspapers of India and the first novel was in 1956. Bond also informed that he is still writing, in fact, more than usual during this pandemic and already written dozen short stories which will hopefully come out in 2021. He added that while he will be presented with the award virtually, he hopes that next year he will be able to attend the festival in person.