Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond has written novels, memoirs, short story collections and books of essays and poetry. His recent books include Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography, A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills, Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions, A Little Book of Happiness, A Little Book of Serenity and A Little Book of Love and Companionship, as well as the popular classics Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, The Blue Umbrella, Time Stops at Shamli, Night Train at Deoli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award) and Rain in the Mountains. He has co-edited Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life (with Namita Gokhale) and Prankenstein: The Book of Crazy Mischief (with Jerry Pinto). He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.