Raman Mundair is a writer and artist. She was born in Ludhiana, India and came to live in the UK at the age of five. She is the author of two volumes of poetry, A Choreographer’s Cartography and Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves - both published by Peepal Tree Press.
In 2007 she was awarded an Arts Council England International Fellowship at the India International Centre in Delhi. She was runner up in the Penguin Decibel Prize for Short Fiction in 2006. In 2006 she collaborated with the National Theatre Scotland Young Company on Side Effects, a one act play. Her play The Algebra of Freedom will be produced by the award winning 7:84 Theatre Company and published by Aurora Metro in August 2007. As an artist she makes work that represents text and narrative in a visual form. Her work has been exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, City Art Gallery, Leicester and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. She is a sought after facilitator of creative and education workshops and her client list ranges from schools and universities to the British Council and Amnesty International.
‘... you never get quite what you might expect... The poems [ ...] are tautly observed, and their conflicts subtly established...[and] are as honest and as compulsively readable as anything in Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters.
The New Shetlander
‘This is gutsy writing; even the silent spaces in between words are emotionally raw.’
'[Her] poems combine honesty with precisely turned and unobtrusive language whose rhythms always have a sense of rightness.'
World Literature Today