Speakers

Deepak Sapra

Deepak Sapra is a former Indian Railways Service Officer. He is an alumnus of IRIMEE, Jamalpur and IIM Bangalore. He travels, blogs and writes on places, people and sports. His diaries have been published by the Outlook Magazine. He currently holds a very senior position in an MNC and lives …

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Deepa Narayan

Deepa Narayan is the author of the groundbreaking book, Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women based on over 600 interviews with metro women, men and children. It is the first behavioral analyses of educated women and men in cities. Her moniker is Cultural Detective. Previously she was Senior Adviser …

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David Crystal

David works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster.  He read English at University College London (1959-62), specialised in English language studies, did some research there at the Survey of English Usage under Randolph Quirk (1962-3), then joined academic life as a lecturer …

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Quan Barry

Quan Barry is the Halls-Bascom Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing. The author of the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re Born as well as four poetry books published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, Barry received her MFA from the …

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Arup Kumar Dutta

Arup Kumar Dutta is an internationally acclaimed Indian author and freelance journalist based in Guwahati, Assam. He writes short-fiction, long-fiction, non-fiction, newspaper articles and columns, satirical pieces for adults, as well as juvenile novels. His works of fiction like The Anagarika’s Swansong, Red – Camellia Green, The Ahoms, have received …

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Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi’s body of work includes reportage, essays, fiction, drama, poetry and graphic storytelling. She is the author of Gulab, Love Stories # 1 to 14, and the co-author of The Good Indian Girl. Her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandit s and Other True Tales, was nominated for …

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Ahmad Fuadi

A Fulbright scholar, Ahmad Fuadi parlayed his formative years at an Islamic boarding school into his celebrated first novel, Negeri 5 Menara which sold more than 100,000 copies in the first year of its release. Translated into English, The Land of Five Towers, the award-winning novel has also been adapted into …

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Sutapa Basu

Sutapa Basu is the best-selling author of Padmavati, The Queen Tells Her Own Story (2017, pub Readomania), a historical fiction. She has authored a psychological thriller, Dangle(2016,pub Readomania) and her second historical fiction, The Legend of Genghis Khanwas released on 20th September 2018. A poet, author, publishing consultant, she is …

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Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan is a writer and editor based in Folkestone, UK. Following the success of her project to read a book from every country in 2012, which led to a TED talk and the non-fiction book Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer (Harvill Secker, 2015), Ann continues to blog about …

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Gwee Li Sui

Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist and a literary critic from Singapore. He has published six anthologies of poetry. He is the writer and artist of Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel in English Myth of the Stone (East Asia Book Services, 1993; Epigram Books, 2013) and the …

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