Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer, based in London. Chitra grew up on a wholesome diet of stories from Indian myths and epics. Chitra has written over 30 books for children and many of her stories are set in India. She regularly goes into schools to tell stories and conduct workshops. She is passionate about Reading for Pleasure especially in Asian families. She is a Patron of Reading at West Earlham Junior School, Norwich. You can find out more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/storiesfromindia/ .
Her latest titles include You're Safe With Me, Pattan’s Pumpkin (illustrated by Frané Lessac, published by Otter-Barry Books) and A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice (illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy, published by Walker Books). Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com and follow her on twitter at @csoundar.
Chitra Soundar’s School Visits
Find out more here: http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/
Chitra Soundar’s CPD, Talks and Speeches
Chitra also trains trainee teachers, primary school teachers and librarians on storytelling and creative writing.
Chitra is a frequent speaker and storyteller at literature festivals and also offers keynote speeches, lectures to writing groups and conferences on writing, diversity in children's literature and reading for pleasure.
Chitra Soundar’s Writing Commissions
Chitra will be interested in writing projects commissioned to a brief. Please get in touch with her agent Abi Sparrow (SP Agency) to discuss this.
Chitra Soundar - Other useful info
Chitra lives in London and will be willing to travel across the British Isles, Europe and anywhere abroad. She frequently does school and bookshop visits in the US. Find out more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/international-author-visits/
Chitra's books are usually set in India or in Indian families, although she does love writing about nature and animals from all parts of the world. Her stories bring the charm and stories of India with universal truth and appeal to children everywhere. Creative writing & story projects for all ages esp about India. Chitra also trains teachers and librarians on storytelling