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Samantha Rajaram
This 2020, Samantha Rajaram is mentoring Adult
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Samantha Rajaram
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Samantha Rajaram is a historical fiction writer focusing on stories about how historical laws and policies affect marginalized people. She was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2018, mentored by the incredible Carrie Callaghan, and was a 2019 Pitch Wars mentor to Leila Mottley (NIGHTCRAWLING 2022!). Samantha’s debut novel THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS will be published in the US and UK by Bookouture in October 2020. She is a huge fan of Pitch Wars and loves mentoring new writers and building strong relationships with other writers.

Favorite Books

Euphoria by Lily King
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Kindred by Octavia Butler
March by Geraldine Brooks

Years Mentored
2019, 2020