Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (creative non-fiction category). An illuminating narrative of a life lived against some of the most important moments in history, beautifully told and rich with detail.From the Soviet Union's lron Curtain to Burma's Bamboo Curtain and Sikkim to Seoul, this memoir follows the journey of a young girl whose life was a cross-continental rollercoaster ride that soared and plunged from one country to another. By the time she was fifteen, Ashwini Devare had lived in six countries. Her globetrotting life continued when she became a career journalist, and her story culminates in the tropical foliage of Singapore. With a front row seat to political developments and upheavals around the world, Devare chronicles a lifetime of nomadic living: Moscow at the height of the Cold War, a far-right Switzerland pushing to limit immigration, America mired in the Vietnam War, Sikkim in the midst of a pro-democracy movement that would overthrow the monarchy, India during turbulent times and South Korea, where student demonstrations convulsed the country. Lost at 15, Found at 50 is a vibrant reflection by a singular voice on adventure, identity and courage.