FON South Asia Short Story Award Won by Writer Meghna Pant


The Fellows of Nature (FON) South Asia Short Story Award has been won by the writer Meghna Pant h in category of Nature writing for her short story “People of the Sun” at Kumaon Literary Festival in October 2016.

  • From 165 short stories across the South Asia Meghna Pant is Mumbai-based writer.

About FON South Asia Short Story Award

  • The award is honored for nature writing and writing which is focused on critical environment such as climate change through this form of literature.
  • The French Institute of India and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the annual Kumaon Literary Festival jointly gives this award.
  • The award was established to bring up the community of writers on the area of nature writing and bring awareness among public to facilitate the conservation of our surroundings.

About Wildlife Trust of India:

  • The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is an Indian nature conservation organisation which is work to protect wildlife and animals.
  • It was founded in November 1998 to the rapidly deteriorating condition of wildlife in India under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

About Meghna Pant:

  • Meghna Pant is an Indian author and financial journalist.
Image of Meghna Pant

Image of Meghna Pant

Image of Meghna Pant

  • Her works are:
  1. “One & A Half Wife” the novel in 2012
  2. “Happy Birthday!” a collection of short story in 2013
  • She became well known for having shortened the world’s longest epic, the Mahabharata.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 19, 2016