Santhini Govindan is a widely published, award-winning author of children’s literature in English. She has written more than fifty books for children of all ages, and her work includes poetry, picture books, and short stories. Santhini has been awarded two Fellowships in Literature from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture, Government of India – (Junior Fellowship (August 1996-August 1998) and (Senior Fellowship February 2002- February 2004) for research projects connected to children’s literature in India.
In 2001, she was the first Indian writer to be invited to attend the annual Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop, held at Chautauqua, New York, in the United States. Santhini Govindan has authored and edited several English language readers that are widely used in schools across India. She is a Consultant Editor for a well-known national children’s magazine, and has taught Creative Writing at the under-graduate level at Mumbai University.