She was awarded in the 'Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author' category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival (BLF) that began here Saturday.
The festival, a brainchild of former bureaucrat Raghav Chandra, is being held at the Multi Art Centre of the Bharat Bhawan here.
Praising the beauty of Bhopal's Upper Lake, Alphons said tourist facilities should be developed around the lake without damaging the water body.
The literary event will see participation by over 70 writers and artists attending the festival.
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