About Jasbinder Bilan
According to family stories, Jasbinder was born in a stable in the foothills of the Himalayas. Until she was a year and a half, she lived on a farm inhabited by a grumpy camel and a monkey called Oma.
Jasbinder graduated from Bath Spa University where the seeds of her story were nurtured, but it was the incredible bond with her grandmother which was the inspiration for Asha & the Spirit Bird, her Costa Award-winning debut novel.
She lives with her husband, two teenage boys and dog Enzo in a man pad and splits her time between teaching and writing.
Accolades and awards
Jasbinder Bilan in the news
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