Writer Meghna Pant has won the Fellows of Nature (FON) South Asia Short Story Award in Nature writing.
The award will be presented to her for her short story “People of the Sun” at Kumaon Literary Festival in October 2016. Her story was shortlisted from over 165 entries received from across South Asia
Meghna Pant is Mumbai-based writer. She has penned a novel, “One & A Half Wife” and a collection of short stories called, “Happy Birthday!”.
About FON South Asia Short Story Award
- The award revives nature writing and brings the spotlight on critical environment issues like climate change through this form of literature.
- The annual Kumaon Literary Festival gives this award in partnership with the French Institute of India and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
- The award was founded to build a community of writers who can become instrumental in reviving interest in nature writing.
- Besides, it seeks to build awareness among public in order to facilitate the conservation of our surroundings.