She is a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author who writes in English. Her fourteen books include her poetry books, Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010) and her immensely popular book for children, 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 is the editor of the anthology Sweeping the Front Yard (SPARROW, 2010), which brings together poetry and prose by women writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu. Her 2004 translation of Sukumar Ray’s poetry and prose has been a Puffin Classic since 2008, under the title Wordygurdyboom!. Her translation of the Selected Poems of Joy Goswami (Harper Perennial, 2014) was shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry. As a participant of international translation workshops, she has worked with poets from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Holland, Iceland and Estonia. Her own poetry has been translated into the languages of these countries as well as into Bangla, Bambaiyya, Kannada, Manipuri, Marathi and Tamil. Sampurna was the 2012 Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she wrote her fifth poetry book, Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien, published last year by HarperCollins. She has read her poetry at Festivals all over India and the UK, including at Hay-on-Wye, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Alchemy 2015 as part of the “Walking Cities” Project celebrating the Dylan Thomas centenary. She was invited by the Southbank Centre, London to compose and present her poetry at the Sonnet Exchange, Alchemy 2016 as part of Shakespeare’s quatercentenary celebrations.