Chitra Ramaswamy is a journalist and author. Her latest book, 'Homelands: The History of a Friendship', published by Canongate, is a work of creative non-fiction exploring her friendship with a 98-year-old German Jewish refugee called Henry Wuga. Her first book, 'Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy', published by Saraband in April 2016, won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. She has contributed essays to 'Antlers of Water', 'Nasty Women', 'The Freedom Papers', 'The Bi:ble', and 'Message From The Skies'. She is a TV critic for The Guardian, the restaurant critic for The Times Scotland, and broadcasts for BBC radio. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two children and rescue dog.