Ruchira Gupta is a writer, feminist campaigner, professor at New York University and founder of the anti-sex-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide. She won the Clinton Global Citizen award in 2009, the Sera Bangali Award in 2012 and an Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism in 1996. She has helped more than twenty thousand girls and women in India exit prostitution systems. She has also edited As If Women Matter, an anthology of Gloria Steinem’s essays, and written manuals on human trafficking for the UN Office for Drugs and Crime. Ruchira divides her time between Delhi and New York. I KICK AND I FLY is her debut novel. 

And some major deal news! Ruchira Gupta’s I KICK AND I FLY, a YA social justice action-adventure about a girl in Bihar, India who escapes being sold into the sex trade when a local hostel owner helps her to understand the value of her body through kung fu, inspired by true events, has sold to Samantha Palazzi at Scholastic acquired in a preempt by Laura Cameron and Samantha Haywood (world).

Ruchira is represented by Laura Cameron and Samantha Haywood.