Bashabi Fraser

Children's writer, Poet, Non-fiction writer, Translator

Bashabi Fraser is a poet, children’s writer and critic academic. Her publications include Rabindranath Tagore (2019), The Homing Bird (2017), and Letters to my Mother and Other Mothers (2015).

Bashabi’s awards include the Word Masala Foundation Award for Excellence in Poetry (2017) and Outstanding Woman of Scotland conferred by Saltire Society on their 2015 list. She is a committee member of Scottish Pen, Poetry Association of Scotland and Writers in Prison Committee (Scotland), Patron of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and is Honorary Vice President of ASLS.

Bashabi is Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies and has taken early retirement from her position as Professor of English and Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is now Professor Emerita.

Bashabi Fraser


University of Dundee 2018-20
Queen Margaret University 2015
University of Dundee 2012-15