Shankari Chandran

Sweatshop Writer

Shankari Chandran is a Tamil-Australian lawyer who was raised on Ngunnawal Country and now lives and raises her four children on Darug Country. She is a member of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and the author of three books: Song of the Sun God (Perera-Hussein Publishing, 2017), The Barrier (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2017) and Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens (Ultimo Press, 2022). Her work has been long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award (2019), and short-listed for the Fairway National Literary Award (2018) and the Norma K Hemming Award for Speculative Fiction (2018). Shankari is the deputy chair of Writing NSW.