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In Jan 2017 Huffington Post listed his novel Coinman as one of the best independently published fiction books of the year 2016. He conceptualized, produced, and directed the children’s educational animation series My Teacher Hilda.
On February 5, 2017, Pawan delivered a video talk on “The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing” to the students of Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. The script of the talk was published as a small handbook – On Writing Wonderfully – which has ever since become a popular reference for students of creative writing and aspiring writers.
Pawan founded the annual Lune Spark Young Writers’ Short Story Contest – which has become a popular platform for young writers (age range 10 years to 16 years) to hone their fiction-writing skills. In addition, the young writers find their winning short stories published in the yearly anthologies.
Pawan is very passionate about mentoring & coaching young writers. He has worked with hundreds of young writers in helping them learn/hone the craft of creative writing/ fiction writing. He conducts one of its kind hands-on, live online course to help a large number of young writers across the globe.
Pawan completed his graduation & post-graduation at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He currently lives in Apex, North Carolina, with his wife, Ritu, and two daughters, Mitali and Myra.