Sampurna Chattarji

Sampurna is a writer, poet and translator. Her publications include a translation of Sukumar Ray’s poetry and prose titled Abol Tabol: The Nonsense World of Sukumar Ray (Penguin/Puffin, 2004), a collection of short stories titled The Greatest Stories Ever Told (Penguin/Puffin, 2004) and four Ladybird retellings (Penguin, 2003). Her short stories feature in The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories and The Puffin Book of Funny Stories (2005), among others. Her poetry features in several journals and anthologies including 100 Poets Against the War, The Journal of the Poetry Society, Chandrabhaga, The Little Magazine and Fifty-Six Indian Poets (1951–2005). She has also been featured for her poetry in the international documentary ‘Voices in Wartime’ as well as on RTHK Radio 4 Hong Kong. She was the winner of the Charles Wallace India Trust Creative Writing Scholarship 2005, which took her to Edinburgh. She is married, and recently published her novel Rupture.