Sita Brahmachari won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize with her debut Artichoke Hearts and is one of the most interesting and important voices in children's books today. Her latest novel, Tender Earth was awared an honour by the International Board of Books for Young People. She was the 2015 Booktrust's Writer in Residence and is the current Writer in Residence at Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. Sita is also an Amnesty International ambassador. She lives in London with her family.
'Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adolescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished' - Julia Eccleshare'A beautifully written book about family, friendship, grief and hope which made me laugh and cry sometimes at the same time' - Anthony Browne, Children s Laureate, 2011, on Artichoke HeartsSita Brahmachari has such a loving touch with the way she delicately and compassionately picks her way through experiences, families and relationships - Jamila Gavin on Jasmine Skies