Thiruvananthapuram: An American journalist, who penned an exhilarating account of Kerala, a snapshot on the state's palm-fringed beaches, gorgeous topography, serene spirituality and hospitality has won National Tourism Award.
Stephanie Pearson won the award for 'Best Foreign Journalist for India' for her feature write up on Kerala, 'The Green Heaven', which appeared in the January 2015 issue of the prestigious Outside magazine, a tourism department release said.
Stephanie took to the social media website Twitter to express her gratitude. She tweeted:
The piece, which was based on her experiences during her three-week Onam sojourn in 'God's Own Country', will be anthologized in 'The Best American Travel Writing', a book to be published by Random House in October this year, it said.