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Juan Sklar

Literary and artistic expertise His first novel “The fourteen notebooks” was published by the prestigious house “Beatriz  Viterbo” (Rosario, Argentina). It received wide critical acclaim and became a sales success. His chronicles, short stories and other pieces have been published in magazines like Orsai,  La Agenda, THC and La mujer …

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Jai Arjun Singh

Jai Arjun Singh is an independent writer and critic. He has authored the books The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee: The Filmmaker Everyone Loves – which won the Excellence in Writing on Cinema Award at the Mumbai Film Festival – and Jaane bhi do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983, about the …

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Rick Simonson

Rick Simonson has worked as a bookseller at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company since 1976. He is senior book buyer there and also co-directs Elliott Bay’s long-running author reading series, which he started in 1984. That series annually helps present over 400 authors from near and distant places. Writers from …

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Poonam Saxena

Poonam Saxena is the National Weekend Editor at the Hindustan Times. She has translated Gunahon Ka Devta, Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic 1949 novel and Hindi fiction’s biggest bestseller, into English (Chander & Sudha, Penguin Viking). Her most recent translation is Scene : 75, author and film writer Rahi Masoom Raza’s dark, …

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Novy Kapadia

Mr. Novy Kapadia is a versatile sports commentator and analyst for both radio and television. Football is his forte but he maintains the same level of excellence in other sports and in both Hindi and English. His book Barefoot to Boots—The Many Lives of Indian Football published by Penguin was …

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N.S. Madhavan

N.S. Madhavan is a leading Malayalam writer of fiction, a columnist and a football writer, who enjoys a wide readership in Kerala. The Kochi-born Madhavan began writing during his college days while doing his Masters in economics, by winning top prize for his short story ‘Sisu’, in a contest organised by the Malayalam literary magazine …

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Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar, considered to be one of the most distinguished IPS officers that the country has had, belongs to the 1976 batch. He has served in the Delhi Police in various capacities like DCP/South, DCP/Traffic, DCP/Crime and Joint CP/Special Cell, eventually retiring as the Commissioner of Police, Delhi in 2013. He …

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Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond (born 19 May 1934) is an Indian author of British descent. He lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India. The Indian Council for Child Education has recognised his role in the growth of children’s literature in India. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in …

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Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the UK Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar India, Conde Nast Traveller India and Best Australian Short Stories. Jaswal was the recipient of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award for her debut novel Inheritance. …

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Dibyajyoti Sarma

Born in Nalbari, Assam, Dibyajyoti Sarma is a writer, translator, editor and publisher based in Delhi. He has published three volumes of poems — Glimpses of a Personal History in 2004; Pages from an Unfinished Autobiography in 2014 and Book of Prayers in 2018. He has also translated Assamese poet Sananta Tanty in a book-length volumeSelected …

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