Author Ruskin Bond to be conferred with TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020
12 nov 2020
Ruskin Bond'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. His stories also reflect his deep connection to both India and nature.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 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.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.
• In 1957, Mr. Bond won the ‘John Llewellyn Rhyz Prize’ for his first novel ‘The Room on the Roof’. The prize is awarded to British Commonwealth writers under the age of 30.
• Ruskin Bond has been recognized by the Indian Council of Child Education for his contribution to the growth of literature for children in India.
1992, he was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel ‘Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra.
• In 1999, he was awarded Padma Shri and in 2014 with Padma Bhushan.