Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar

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Interested in: fiction and creative non-fiction picture books
Not able to give editorial advice on: factual and educational non-fiction

Chitra is an internationally published author of over 40 books for children. Her books have been published in the UK, US, India, Singapore and translated into German, French, Japanese and Thai. Her picture book Varsha’s Varanasi was included in the White Ravens catalogue this year, a prestigious list of international literature for young people. Her picture book Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying was included in the IBBY International Books of USA and her You’re Safe with Me was shortlisted for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal for Poonam Mistry’s unique illustrations. Chitra mentors picture book writers and was recently on a panel at Picture Book Day run by SCBWI British Isles. She has also run a course with SCBWI Switzerland in May 2019 and ran two courses at City Lit on writing picture books. She’s an avid blogger on the craft of writing picture books at Picture Book Den.