Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal

Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal is the director of Translation and Copyrights Department at Vani Prakashan, managing trustee at Vani Foundation, and advisor to Jaipur BookMark. She teaches publishing at various educational institutions, including Cluster Innovation Centre of University of Delhi.

Alessandra Bertini Malgarini

Alessandra Bertini Malgarini has worked for over twenty years towards the promotion of Italian culture abroad, first as a professor of Italian language and literature at the universities of Il Cairo, Glasgow and Istanbul, then as director of the Italian Cultural Institutes in Vilnius,  Belgrade and Sydney.

Amit Khan

Amit Khan is a writer and director, and has published around fifty comics, a hundred novels, and three short story collections. His works have appeared in Navbharat Times, Punjab Kesari, Manohar Kahaniyan, Woman’s Era, and Filmi Duniya Magazine. He also writes stories and screenplays for film and television, and has won awards for the Best Noteworthy […]

Avirook Sen

Avirook Sen is an independent journalist who has been a reporter and editor for twenty-five years, working in print, online and broadcast media at Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, and news channel NewsX. He has written on a wide range of subjects, from cricket to terrorism and, most recently, crime. His work has appeared in India Today, Hindustan […]

Clara Peñalver

Clara Peñalver is one of the writers of the new generation of crime fiction in Spain. The first two books of her Ada Levy saga are How to Kill a Nymph and Playing in Cemeteries. She conducts The Invisible Half, a program on culture on the Spanish National TV, which seeks to highlight both the […]

Deepak Yadav

Deepak Yadav is the chairman of Yadu Corporation, a young group of companies with interests in power generation, sugar, distillation, beverages, software and InfoTech, real estate, hospitality, education. Yadu Corporation was established by taking over and turning around sick companies, and is now working towards a renewable and non-conventional power utility portfolio.

Dom Hastings

Dom Hastings is the Director of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival, an annual event to celebrate the popular genre crime fiction from Scotland. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Dom works to showcase Scottish literature internationally.

Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

Jaya Bhattacharji Rose is an independent international publishing consultant and columnist. Her monthly columns on the business of publishing, PubSpeak, and Literati appear in BusinessWorld online and the Hindu Literary Review, respectively. Her editorial experience includes stints with Zubaan, Routledge and Puffin. Her articles, interviews and book reviews have appeared in Bookbrunch, Frontline, The Book […]

Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto has written several books. He has edited others. He writes poetry and crime fiction. He lives in a city by a sea, in a part of it that Might Always Have Investigative Material. This is all very mysterious but what did you expect from a crime fiction writers festival?

Karuna Nundy

Karuna Nundy is a Supreme Court advocate and International lawyer who has been described as a leading Indian Supreme Court lawyer by BBC, an Agent of Change by Mint, and as one of three feminists leading a new wave by Times of India. Karuna has argued cases and for policy to do with free speech, […]

Kathryn Harkup

Kathryn Harkup is the author of A is for Arsenic: the poisons of Agatha Christie which looks at the extensive chemical knowledge of Agatha Christie and the poisons used in her classic crime fiction. Kathryn is a chemist, an author, and a science communicator delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.

Kaushik Bhaumik

Kaushik Bhaumik is associate professor in Cinema Studies at the School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is co-editor of Visual Sense: A Cultural Reader. Recent publications include a guest-edited Marg Special Issue on the 100 Years of Bombay Cinema and the co-edited Project Cinema City. He has contributed articles on […]