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About the Author

About Nandita

Nandita da Cunha is an award-winning children's author based in Mumbai. After her MBA at XLRI, Jamshedpur, she worked as a strategy consultant with Arthur Andersen and then KPMG, before moving on to what makes her happiest - writing! 

She has written picture books, short stories and chapter books, including ’The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street’, ‘Pedru and the Big Boom’, ‘’Who Clicked that Pic’. ‘My Trip to La La Land’, and ‘Just like Papa’. She has shared these stories in sessions at schools and litfests across the country.  Her books have been on the Parag Honour Lists (2021 and 2023), and won awards such as the Neev Book Award, and the FICCI Publishing Special Jury Award. 

She was among 14 playwrights selected to attend the fourth edition of the Writer’s Bloc playwriting program, conducted by the Royal Court theatre, London, in collaboration with Rage Theatre, Mumbai. A staged reading of her play ‘The Pacman Pill’ was held at Prithvi House, Mumbai.

She is also a pianist and is a Licentiate from the Trinity College of Music, London. When she's not writing, she can be found making music on her piano, reading or gardening. 

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Book News!

'Pedru and the Big Boom' is on the 

Parag Honour Books List, 2023

'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' wins the Special Jury Award at the  FICCI Publishing Awards (2022) - category 'Children's Book of the year'

'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' wins the Neev Book Award (2021) - category 'emerging readers'

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'Pedru and the Big Boom' is longlisted for the  Greenlitfest Honour List (2022) 

'Pedru and the Big Boom' is on the JK- Times of India longlist for 

Best Author (children's books) Award 2022

'My Trip to La-La Land' makes it to the Kidsstoppress Best Children's Books of 2022 list

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'Just like Papa' on the shortlist of the Jarul Book Awards 2022-23

'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' is selected for the

Parag Honour List 2021

'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' is shortlisted for the

WWF-Greenlitfest Honour List

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