Raman Mundair was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.
Raman Mundair is an Indian born, Queer, British Asian writer, director, dramaturg, activist, artist and filmmaker based in Shetland and Glasgow. She is the award winning author of Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves, A Choreographer’s Cartography, The Algebra of Freedom (a play) and is the editor of Incoming: Some Shetland Voices. She is a Scottish Book Trust IGNITE fellow and a Traverse Theatre IASH fellow. She is an intersectional feminist and as an activist she has worked on a grass roots level for the causes of anti racism, anti fascism, and No Borders, and against state violence, gender based, domestic and sexual violence. Her work is socially and politically observant, bold, mischievous, cutting edge and potent with poetic imagery and integrity. Her writing plays with the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class and challenges notions of British and colonial histories and identities. Raman’s work focuses on the experiences, knowledges and life-worlds of people of colour and reframes their experience from a fresh, new perspective. She has published poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction and has performed and exhibited her artwork around the world from Aberdeen to Zimbabwe.