In order to celebrate Contemporary Indian Literature, Cherry Book Awards initiated an event to choose and honour the Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022. As a part of this initiative, the following authors were selected:
- Smriti Malhotra
- Ashwini Solanki
Through their passion, dedication, hard work, and impactful writings, they have won over the hearts of the readers.
Smriti Malhotra started writing almost two decades ago. She is an author of 4 books and co-authored multiple anthologies. She has bagged numerous awards for her valuable contribution to the Literature World. She loves expanding her horizons, owing to which, today is a successful blogger too apart from poetess.
Sarah is a Poetess, Author, and a Communication Specialist. Born and brought up in Jaipur, Sarah has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has always been fond of writing.
She started writing poems when she was around 10 years old. Initially all her poems focused on ensuring that the words rhymed, but as she grew and experienced more of life, her poems evolved and captured more complex emotions.
Poetry for her is not just a hobby. It is her way of constructively using her own life experiences to spread awareness about various mental health and other social issues.
And while poetry will always be her first love, she recently stepped into the shoes of an author with her debut novel – It Is I, a psychological thriller based on the concept of Dissociative Identity Disorder.
She has won multiple accolades for her poetry and now wishes to receive the same love and support for her novel too.
A firm believer of the power of the written word, Sarah endeavours to write content that offers joy, support, strength and whatever else the reader might be looking for.
You can read her poems and connect with her on her poetry page @soulresounds – on Instagram and Facebook.
Ashwini Solanki is an aspiring upcoming artist. She is a writer and has published a book Revenge on Amazon. She is a B.Tech graduate in Computer Engineering. She is trying her hand at writing to pour her heart out and express her feelings as she thinks writing is the best way to express one’s thoughts and feelings. She started her writing journey by writing in an anthology “Aarambh 3.0” for a publication named The 2 Am Thoughts publication. Soon, realizing her potential she published her own book named Revenge under the same publication. Currently, she is preparing for Civil Service Examination to become an IAS officer. While not writing she spends most of her time watching suspense and thriller movies. She loves Sherlock Holmes stories and one day she believes she will also be in the top list of suspense and thriller story writers.
She loves coloring, solving crossword puzzles, and playing quizzes. She is an introverted type of person so she spends most of her time watching movies or watching informative videos on Youtube. She is a movie buff since childhood and loves Hindi movies. Her favourite actor is Sidharth Malhotra and inspired by his role in movies she started to write short stories. While not studying, she spends most of her time surfing fashion items on the internet. She believes that one day she will become not only a successful and renowned writer but also a well-established entrepreneur.
Recently she has won a few awards :
1. The Golden Arc Award as 50 rising entrepreneurs of the year
2. The Queen Award by the Eagle Eye Network as Top Inspiring Women of India
3. Best Author of the year by Indian Pride Awards
4. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Kala Samman
5. Nominated for The Author of the Year Award by The 2 am Thoughts
6. Participated in anthologies Aarambh 3.0
7. Participated in International level writing contest Aarambh 4.0 by The 2 am Thoughts
8. Got media features in The Midday India, the ED Times, The Zee5 app, Foxinterviewer website, PunjabMetro, TheDailybeat website etc
9. Got featured in the Eagle Eye Magazine as Top Inspiring Women Of India.
10. Got featured in the magazine “Aspiring Achievers” as “The Unstoppable Achievers.”
11. Got the award by Priya’s Wisdom Publication as The Unstoppable Achiever.