Poile Sengupta - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Poile Sengupta is a well-known writer for children. Her recent work includes Vikram and Vetal, 2005, Good Heavens!, One Act Plays for Children, 2006 and Vikramaditya’s Throne, 2007, from Puffin. Her stories have been included in important anthologies like The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories, The Puffin Book of Funny Stories, Favourite Stories for Boys and Favourite Stories for Girls, A Clear Blue Sky and Bad Moon Rising, all from Puffin, Sorry, Best Friend and One World, both from Tulika, and The Best of Target.

She has also written a full length musical for children, Yavamajakka! She is an award winning playwright in English for adults. Six of her plays have been published by Routledge – Women Centre Stage, 2010. Her critically acclaimed novel, Inga, was published by Westland in October 2014; one critic called it Booker-worthy.

Her latest picture book Four is being launched at the BLF 2018.