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Sridala Swami

Sridala Swami is a poet, essayist, photographer, and children’s author. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor (2007), was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award in 2008. The next book Escape Artist (2014) was shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Poetry Prize. Her work has featured in The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (2008). She was the 2011 Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and was a Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, 2013. In 2020 she was on the jury of the Montreal International Poetry Prize.
Year: 2022