Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author. Her fifteen books include her hugely popular book of poems for young people, The Fried Frog and other Funny Freaky Foodie Feisty Poems (Scholastic, 2009) which has gone into several reprints;Three Brothers and the Flower of Gold (Scholastic, 2008); Mulla Nasruddin: The Book of MN and Me (Puffin, 2008); and her YA novel, Ela: The Girl Who Entered the Unknown (Scholastic, 2013). Sampurna has read her poetry at Festivals all over India and the UK. Her translation of Sukumar Ray’s Abol Tabol is a Puffin Classic titled Wordygurdyboom!(with an introduction by Ruskin Bond). She has done umpteen school readings and conducted creative writing workshops across India; been on the Jury of the Crossword Children’s Book Awards; delivered the Keynote Address at conferences for English Teachers in Gujarat and Mangalore; spoken to parents on reading habits at schools in Mumbai; and judged creative writing competitions at colleges like SIES, SNDT, KC College and Wilson College, Mumbai. She has won creative writing fellowships from the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
Delegate | 2018