About this site

Welcome to the official web site and blog of Uma Krishnaswami, writer and author of children’s books.

Uma is among the 263 nominees from 69 countries for the 2021 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.


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For over twenty-five years, Uma Krishnaswami has written picture books, chapter booksIMG_9222.JPG, early readers, short stories, retold story collections, and novels for young readers. She has spoken to audiences in the US, Canada, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Uma’s books have been translated into eleven languages. She is published by Atheneum, Groundwood Books, Lee & Low, Dundurn Press, Scholastic India, and Tulika Books (India).


Uma teaches writing in the low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born in India, she lives and writes in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

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