March 2022

Sarwat Chadda


Sarwat Chadda, a first-generation Muslim immigrant, has spent a lifetime integrating the best of his family's heritage with the country of his birth, Great Britain. There have been tensions as well as celebrations, but he wouldn't wish it any other way. As a lifelong gamer, he decided to embrace his passion for over-the-top adventure stories by swapping a career in engineering for a new one as a writer. That resulted in his first novel, "Devil's Kiss," published in 2009. Since then he has been published in a dozen languages, written comic books, TV shows and novels such as the award-winning Indian mythology-inspired Ash Mistry series and the epic high-fantasy Shadow Magic trilogy (as Joshua Khan). While he's traveled far and wide, including Africa, the Middle East and Asia, he's most at home in London, where he lives with his wife, two more-or-less grown-up daughters and an aloof cat. His new book from Rick Riordan Presents is "City of the Plague God."

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Scheduled events:
Rick Riordan Presents: Action, Intrigue, and Myth
Three award-winning authors of Rick Riordan Presents books, Roshani Chokshi, Tehlor Kay Mejia and Sarwat Chadda, talk about writing adventure books filled with humor and action that draw on world mythologies.

Tucson Unified School District Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Sarwat Chadda, Roshani Chokshi, Tehlor Kay Mejia
Moderator: Desiree Cueto
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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