Jury

 

Afia Aslam

A former development sector specialist, Afia Aslam has used her passion for education to inform and inspire her work at Desi Writers' Lounge [9], a project for writers from South Asia. As Editor of Papercuts...

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James Champion

James Champion is a passionate wildlife enthusiast with a long and distinguished pedigree. His grandfather Frederick W Champion OBE IFS started campaigning vigorously for the protection of wildlife in the 1920s...

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Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator based in Mumbai. He is the author of the novel Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and the non-fiction book Helen...

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Mridula Koshy

Mridula Koshy works as a community organizer at the Deepalaya Community Library Project. Her novel Not Only the Things That Have Happened (Harper Collins India) was shortlisted for the 2013 Crossword Book Award...

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Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, a Whiting Award winner; The Royal Ghosts, which won the Asian American Literary Award; The Guru of Love, a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year...

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Shinie Antony

Shinie Antony is a short story writer. She has written four books of short fiction - The Orphanage For Words, Barefoot and Pregnant, Séance on a Sunday Afternoon and Planet Polygamous, and the novels When Mira...

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Siddhartha Gigoo

Siddhartha Gigoo's books include two collections of poetry, Fall and Other Poems and Reflections, two books of fiction, The Garden of Solitude and A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories (longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2015), and a book of memoirs...

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Pre Jury

 

Aniesha Brahma

Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and MPhil in Comparative...

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Jane Gill

Jane Gill was born in England in 1964. She worked as a graphic designer for many years before finding her love of writing. She went on to publish her debut novel, Dance with Fireflies...

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Sakshi Chanana

Dr. Sakshi Chanana is an academician and a writer. She completed PhD. from the Center of English studies, J.N.U, Delhi. Her areas of interest are Popular literature...

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Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma

An Economist by education, Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma is an ex-journalist with more than a hundred articles in her name. Currently, a full-time freelance writer-editor...

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Soumya Mukerji

With over a decade of writing and editing experience behind her, Soumya has worked with The Times of India group, NDTV, Hindustan Times, and contributed to The Guardian, among others...

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Vibha Malhotra

Vibha Malhotra is the founder of Literature Studio and editor-in-chief of the literary e-journal Literature Studio Review. In the past, she has worked as an editor...

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