Ami Rao

Ami Rao

Ami Rao’s debut novel, David and Ameena, will be published by Fairlight Books in August 2020.

Ami is a British-American writer who was born in Calcutta, India and has lived and worked in New York City, London, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Ami has a BA in English Literature and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School and was most recently a banking professional in the City of London where she wrote on the impact of political and macro-economic forces on financial markets. When she is not reading, writing, cooking, eating, sailing, or dancing she can be found listening to jazz, her ‘one great unrequited love.’

Ami has mentored girls of colour for the past twelve years, especially those from problematic family backgrounds. Her mentoring efforts include a keen emphasis on the merits of reading and education.

Ami co-wrote a memoir, Centaur, which was published in 2017. The book won the General Outstanding Sports Book of the Year Award 2018 and it was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017.

Read more about Ami on her website.