Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, novelist and translator. Her fourteen books include her poetry books Absent Muses (Poetrywala 2010) and The Fried Frog and other Funny Freaky Foodie Feisty Poems (Scholastic 2009); her novels Rupture and Land of the Well (both from HarperCollins); as well as her collection of short stories about Bombay/Mumbai – Dirty Love (Penguin 2013). Sampurna edited Sweeping the Front Yard (SPARROW 2010), an anthology of poetry and prose by women writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu. Her translation of Joy Goswami’s Selected Poems (Harper Perennial 2014) was shortlisted for the Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry and her translation of Sukumar Ray’s Abol Tabol has been a Puffin Classic titled Wordygurdyboom! since 2008. As a participant of international translation workshops, she has worked with poets from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Holland, Iceland, Malta, Slovenia, Galicia and Estonia. Her own poetry has been translated into the languages of these countries as well as into Arabic, Bangla, Bambaiyya, Kannada, Manipuri, Marathi and Tamil. Sampurna has read her poetry at Festivals all over India and the UK, including at Hay-on-Wye, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Alchemy 2015 (as part of the “Walking Cities” Project celebrating Dylan Thomas’s centenary), Alchemy 2016 (as part of Shakespeare’s quatercentenary celebrations), and JLF@Melbourne in February 2017. She wrote her fifth poetry book, Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien (HarperCollins 2015), during her residency at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She is currently the poetry editor of The Indian Quarterly.