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India-born author Jasbinder Bilan bags UK Costa Children’s award, 2019

Indian born-author Jasbinder Bilan’s (UK resident) debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’ focussing on  readers of age range 9 years and above, beat the competition and named as the winner of 2019 UK(United Kingdom) children’s book award named Costa Children’s Award. Key Points: Bilan will receive5,000 pounds for the award, which is open to the authors resident in the UK and Ireland. The award will be presented annually across 5 categories of “First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book”. The story is about eleven-years-old Asha, who is empowered with spiritual connections to her grandmother as she journeys through the wild and dangerous Himalayas with her best friend Jeevan.