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Sarada Thompson

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Sarada is an Indian artist and writer, resident in the U.K. since 1973 and in Wales since 1990. Born in Singapore she worked as a journalist for local newspapers. When she arrived in London, she looked set to read law, but then spent the next two decades raising a family; writing for the Northampton and Milton Keynes weeklies during this time.

She has exhibited her artwork in various venues in England and Wales and offered story-telling workshops through art, drama and writing in schools and universities; and also art therapy for mental health patients. The Hindu Story-Telling workshops also involved writing, as part of the National Curriculum in schools, colleges and universities.

She was awarded her master's degree in creative writing at Trinity St. David Carmarthen, University of Wales in 2012. Sarada has won awards in mini-tales in the National Association of Writers' Groups, the Travel Award in 2009 and the President's Award in 2010, in the local writers' circle and has had a few of her short stories published in both the University's anthology, Shadow Plays, in 2010 and more recently in the local Athena 10. Recently she has been short-listed in the memoir section in 2015 and historical fiction this year in NAWG.

At present she has completed the first draft of her novels Outcaste and Work-in-progress, publishing the latter as The 'Neem Tree. She is also working on her fourth picture-book, Durga.

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