Join award-winning author and journalist Chitra Ramaswamy for this session on writing biography and memoir. How do you tell someone else’s story, while also telling your own?
Chitra’s recently published memoir Homelands has been widely acclaimed.
“Ramaswamy reflects with dreamlike clarity on memory and transience.”
Chitra Ramaswamy is a journalist and author. Her latest book, Homelands: The History of a Friendship, published by Canongate in April 2022, is a work of creative non-fiction exploring her friendship with a 98-year-old German Jewish refugee called Henry Wuga. Her first book, Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy, published by Saraband in April 2016, won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize.
She has contributed essays to Antlers of Water, Nasty Women, The Freedom Papers, The Bi:ble, and Message From The Skies. She is the restaurant critic for The Times Scotland, writes regularly for The Guardian, and broadcasts for BBC radio. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two young children and rescue dog.
Supported by Scottish Book Trust.