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The kind of books I like best are those that make me forget that I'm reading a book. Those are the kind of books I want to write Shruthi Rao

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Shruthi Rao grew up in the Bangalore of the eighties and nineties. She got a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from RVCE, Bangalore.

After that, she got a master's degree in energy engineering from NIT, Trichy, where she tried to design an efficient wind pump. (Long story short, it crashed.) She worked in the IT industry in Mumbai and Bangalore for a while, until her daughter dragged out the writer inside her. Shruthi now lives in California with her family. She misses India, but comforts herself with the beauty of the Californian redwoods and the Pacific Coast. She loves books, trees, benches, desserts, science, trivia and long walks. 

Her books:

 

10 Indian Women Who Were the First to Do What They Did, Duckbill, 2019

 

20 Indians Who Changed the World, Talking Cub, 2019

 

Look Again, Pratham Storyweaver, 2018

 

Susie Will Not Speak, Duckbill, 2018

 

Manya Learns to Roar, Duckbill, 2017

 

The Secret Garden, Nature Science Initiative, 2017

 

Avani and the Pea Plant, Pratham, 2016

 

Science Experiments for Backyard Scientists, Priority, 2013

 

The Story Lady, Unisun, 2011

 

Blog: http://nychthemeron.blogspot.com

Website: www.shruthi-rao.com

Awards and Honours:

Best of Indian Children’s Writing Award, 2018, Winner, for Manya Learns to Roar

 

BalKatha Prize, 2018, Winner, for Watch Me 

 

Children First Contest, 2017, Winner, for Manya Learns to Roar

 

Children First Contest, 2017, Shortlist, for Susie Will Not Speak

 

DNA-Out of Print Short Fiction Award, 2014, Winner, for "The Awakening"

 

Open Road Review Short Story Prize, 2014, Shortlist, for "At the Wedding"

Tagore-O’Henry Short Story Contest , 2013, Winner, for "Kanchenjunga"

 

Unisun-Reliance TimeOut Competition, 2011, Winner, for The Story Lady

Sunday Herald Short Story Competition, 2011, Special Mention, for “All that Glitters”

 

Sunday Herald Short Story Competition, 2008, 3rd prize, for "The Guide"

Shruthi Rao at Bookaroo