Sabin Iqbal - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 2
12:45 pm
Hall

Shamal Days

Sabin Iqbal with Nisha Susan*

* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom

Day 2
6:30 pm
Hall

Family Matters: Writing on Relationships

Claire Fuller*, Nawaaz Ahmed, Sabrina Janesch*, Eman Quotah* with Sabin Iqbal

* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom

Bio

Journalist-turned author of critically acclaimed novels, ‘The Cliffhangers’, ‘Shamal Days’, and Festival Director and Curator of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (www.mbifl.com)

Sabin is a senior journalist-turned festival curator-director and the author of critically acclaimed novels, The Cliffhangers and Shamal Days. He has been an editor and writer in India and abroad for over 20 years.

The Cliffhangers was Shortlisted for TATA Litlive!’s First Book Award 2020.

His second novel, ‘Shamal Days’, is published by HarperCollins India. Set in the Middle East, it is both a cosmopolitan as well as a diaspora novel. Reviewers have already called it a novel not to miss.

Sabin’s career has involved reporting international events, editing newspapers, magazines, news portals and books, heading communication/editorial departments and training, and curating literary festivals.

He conceptualised and curated the highly appreciated three editions of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (www.mbifl.com).

As Editorial Director of the first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Sabin was one of the core members of the historic art exhibition. He conceptualised and edited Against All Odds: the story of Kochi-Muziris Biennale and led the editorial team which produced a high-class catalogue of the first edition, apart from editing several editorial expressions of the event.

His other positions include: Senior Editor, Tehelka; Senior Asst. Editor, Business India; Senior Sub-editor, The Gulf Today; Editor, Sports Today. He has also written for Outlook, Open, Cricinfo, The Indian Express, etc., and reported for BBC Scotland.