Lily Swarn, a multilingual poet, columnist, and author of four best-selling books was recently conferred with the prestigious “Order of Shakespeare Medal” for her literary work. Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writer’s forum affiliated to Gujarat Sahitya Akademi chose Lily as one of the 90 writers from all over the world.
A gold medalist and a university colour holder for Best Actress and Histrionics, Lily is also a radio show host, a motivational speaker and a college lecturer.
Her book, A Trellis of Ecstasy (Poetry) was called a veritable delight by The Journal of Commonwealth literature in London and was applauded by the Chief Minister Punjab. The Gypsy Trail, (novel) launched by His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Lilies of the Valley (essays) are also highly appreciated. History on My Plate got rave reviews and love from readers.
She has won over 50 international and national awards like the Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2016, Global Icon of Peace, Sahitya Rattan, Gujarat Sahitya Akademi Award, Master of Creative Impulse and Sarojini Naidu Award., Kairat Duissenov medal for poetic excellence, An Icon award on Chandigarh Establishment Day, World Poetic Star, International Volunteerism Award 2020 for her humanitarian contribution towards the fight against Covid 19, Certificate of Gratitude from Pinkishe Foundation for service for the marginalized and underprivileged women and girls.
She was awarded by UHE, the largest Spanish writer’s union for the most outstanding Indian writer of 2020 in literature. Order of Shakespeare Medal 2021 is her recent recognition by the literary world. Lily’s poetry has been translated into 16 European and Asian languages and her Urdu ghazals sung by mellifluous voices. Her writings feature in international poetry anthologies all over the globe.
She is a Peace and Humanity ambassador for institutions in Ghana and Morocco and was recently awarded the title of International Ambassador of Peace by the World Literary Forum for Peace and Human Rights. She is among the 20 poets awarded by UHE, Peru, South America A La Exelencia Literaria.
She has also received the Inspiring Women’s award by Mexico n Morocco, Women Empowered Diva of the World and was featured as one of the 25 Women of Excellence worldwide.
She believes that her success comes with the blessings of her young son who is in heaven after a battle with cancer.
Lily is working on her books of Punjabi nazms, Urdu ghazals, a novel about a girl from Chandigarh and her next English poetry anthology.