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Chitra Ramaswamy

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Contact: chitramaswamy@icloud.com
Other contact method: Agent (Jenny Brown): jenny@jennybrownassociates.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am an award-winning journalist, writing mostly for The Guardian, and have extensive experience in chairing, broadcasting, interviewing, talks, panels, and workshops. I am an author and in April 2016 my first book Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy (Saraband), a creative memoir comprised of nine essays for the nine months of pregnancy and birth, was published. It won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. I am British Indian, from London, and based in Edinburgh with my partner, two children, and rescue dog. I am currently beginning work on my second book.

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; Scottish Borders; Stirling

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Discrimination & prejudice; Family; Nature; Travel writing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+