About this site



Welcome to the official web site and blog of Uma Krishnaswami, writer and author of children’s books. Uma writes books for children and teaches writing in the low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is published by Atheneum, Groundwood Books, Lee & Low, Scholastic India and Scholastic Australia. Represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

badge-middle-grade-100x128Uma’s chapter book, Book Uncle and Me, is on the Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of 2016 list and on the NPR Book Concierge’s Guide to 2016’s Great Reads. Her middle grade novel, Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh, will be published in 2017 by Tu Books/Lee & Low.

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