Shashi Deshpande - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
4:00 pm
Adjust Maadi

Listen to Me: A Memoir

Shashi Deshpande with Nancy Batty, Usha KR and Vivek Shanbhag

Day 1
7:00 pm
The Red Couch

The Best Asian Short Stories

Shashi Deshpande, Usha KR, Poile Sengupta and Jyothi Vinod with Monideepa Sahu


Novelist and short story writer Shashi Deshpande has ten novels, two novellas, a number of short story collections, a book of non-fiction, Writing from the Margin, and four children’s books to her credit. Her novels include Small Remedies, Moving On, In the Country of Deceit and Shadow Play. Her latest novel Strangers to Ourselves, was longlisted for the Bangalore Literature Festival – Atta Galatta fiction award. A number of her short stories and novels have been translated into various Indian as well as many European languages. She has translated two plays by Adya Rangacharya, eminent Kannada writer, as well as his memoirs from Kannada into English, as also a novel by Gauri Deshpande from Marathi into English. She has been invited to participate in various literary conferences and festivals, as well as to lecture in universities both India and abroad. She was awarded the Padmi Shri in 2008.