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Meet the Author

Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishaswami writes for children and teaches writing in the MFA/Writing for Children and YA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born in New Delhi, India, Uma has drawn on her own rich heritage as well as her experiences living between India and the U.S. for her books and stories. Her works include Monsoon, The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, and The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha.

In this interview with Colorín Colorado, Uma offers a behind-the-scenes look at many of her books, as well as some writing advice for budding authors!

See the full transcript of Uma's interview and a selection of her books for children and young adults. You can also learn more about Uma from her website and blog.

Video Interview

Culture & Books


Picture Books

"The Grand Plan to Fix Everything"