|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Occupation||Children's & YA Books|
|Location||Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Introduction||Tutu Dutta is the raconteur of tales and the keeper of old knowledge and wisdom. She was born in the little hamlet of Churachandpur in India. She soon left the green hills and and farmlands to Calcutta and from there to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was a quiet little town when she was young. She also lived in Kuching, Sarawak as a child. As an undergraduate at Universiti Putra Malaysia, she won a scholarship from Japan Airlines to spend a summer in Japan (hajimemashte^_^), which was a life-changing experience. As a post-graduate student at the University of Malaya, she also had a chance to study in France (c'est formidable!)for a year. She has also lived in Singapore (where her daughter was born), Lagos, New York and Havana. While in New York, her lifelong passion for culture, folklore and children's literature inspired her to research and write some of the stories in "Twelve Treasures of the East", which she co-authored with Lucy Bedoya-Maire, illustrated by James Konatich. She has since had six more books published, four of which are collections of folktales.|
|Interests||Books, children's books, folklore, movies, anime, music, fashion, traditional costumes, travel, art & nature|
|Favorite Music||Mozart, Queen, Evanescence, Phil Collins, The Cranberries, Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars!|
|Favorite Books||Crooked House, Murder on the Orient Express & Curtains by Agatha Christie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowlings, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Peony Lantern by Ruth Manley, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, Orlando by Virginia Wolfe, Macbeth by William Shakesphere|
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