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Nikhil Chandwani won the “Author of the Year Award” from the American Literary Forum Society for his novel “Coded Conspiracy.”


Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:24 pm


Yoshita Singh, PTI


New York — Nikhil Chandwani, a 20-year-old noted Indian author and documentary filmmaker, has become the first Asian to win the prestigious “Author of the Year Award” from the American Literary Forum Society for his novel.


Chandwani bagged the “Conspiracy Novel of the Year Award” for his book “Coded Conspiracy.”


The author has previously won the United Kingdom Writers’ Forum Award for excellence in poetry.


The American Literary Forum Society announced its annual awards last month. The award carries a trophy, cash prize and citation from the forum.


Chandwani, who is in talks with a Hollywood producer for the digital version of the novel, has also won a National Award from the Indian government for excellence in literature.


A New York Forum Youth Director award-winning filmmaker, Chandwani has written three crime thrillers and two books on poetry so far.


Chandwani is currently working in Hollywood and has made documentaries in West Africa, Kenya and the Amazon that have received critical appreciation.


One such documentary, “Kenya Escape Therapy,” has won over 30 international awards.


He is currently writing Hollywood movie “Spider in the Window” and is producing an Indian film tentatively titled “Noor.”



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