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Bashabi Fraser, CBE

Children's writer, Non-fiction writer, Poet, 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. She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Association of Scottish Literary Studies.

Bashabi Fraser is a poet, children’s writer, critic and editor. She has worked nationally and internationally in writing residencies and on creative writing projects and taught creative writing as a professor at Edinburgh Napier University. Her prizes include Word Masala Foundation Award for Excellence in Poetry (2017) and Outstanding Woman of Scotland, (Saltire Society, 2015). She is widely published and is Editor-in-Chief of Gitanjali and Beyond. Bashabi is Honorary Vice President of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS), executive committee member of Scottish PEN, Writers at Risk Committee and Poetry Association of Scotland. Having enjoyed being involved with the pilot scheme, Bashabi rejoined Bridge and was recently part of a team of 4 Fellows delivering sessions at Prestwick Academy.

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Bashabi Fraser, CBE

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

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  • University of Dundee, 2018–2020
  • University of Dundee, 2012–2015
  • Queen Margaret University, 2015–2015
  • Bridge Fellow