Tuesday, February 18, 2014

South Asian Authors

There appears to be a misconception that there aren't a whole lot of "South Asian" authors out there who write for young people. To try and correct this, here's a list of authors belonging to the South Asian diaspora (so I haven't included Indian authors living in India, for example). I'm sure it's not an exhaustive list... if you're a South Asian author who lives outside your country (expatriates only, please) and has written books that target children or young adults and I haven't listed you, my sincere apologies. Please let me know and I'd be delighted to update this list!

Swati Avasti
Varsha Bajaj
Anjali Banerjee
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Marina Budhos
Sarwat Chadda
Sheela Chari
Narinder Dhami
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Rachna Gilmore
Tanuja Desai Hidier
Veera Hiranandi
Sharukh Husain
Sheba Karim
Rukhsana Khan
Uma Krishnaswami
Pooja Makhijani
Neesha Meminger
Sanjay Patel
Mitali Perkins
Salman Rushdie
Aisha Saeed
Kashmira Seth
N.H. Senzai
Vivek Shraya
Divya Srinivasan