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.
Uma’s chapter book, Book Uncle and Me, is a Little Free Library Action Book Club pick! As Book Uncle himself would say, “Give one. Take one. Read, read, read.”
Book Uncle and Me has also made it to the following lists:
- USBBY Outstanding International Books List
- Top Ten title picked by the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets committee
- Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of 2016 list
- NPR Book Concierge’s Guide to 2016’s Great Reads.
Uma’s middle grade novel, Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh, will be published in May 2017 by Tu Books/Lee & Low.