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Tutu Dutta is a writer of children’s and Young Adult books. She was born in Churachandpur, India in 1957. Her family moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1963, when her father joined the Malaysian Army as a Medical Officer. Dutta started writing children’s books when she lived in far flung cities as the spouse of a diplomat, including: Singapore, Lagos, New York, Havana and Zagreb. To date, Tutu Dutta has authored nine books, including Timeless Tales of Malaysia, Eight Treasures of the Dragon, and the middle grade duology, The Jugra Chronicles, a story set in 17th Century Borneo. Phoenix Song, is her first picture book; published by Lantana Publishing (UK) and illustrated by Martina Peluso. Phoenix Song is also her first book, to be translated into Malay, and was published by Oyez! in 2017.