Tony V Francis - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
3:15 pm

Calcutta Chronicles

Nandita Bose and Tony V Francis with Maitreyee B Chowdhury

Day 2
11:15 am

The Last White Hunter

Joshua Mathew with Tony V Francis

Day 2
11:45 am

The Zoo in My Backyard

Usha Rajagopalan with Tony V Francis


Tony V Francis is the author of the best-selling historical fiction The Autograph Seeker. His novel opened at No 13 on Amazon Hot 100 New Indian Releases and received a Best-fiction nomination at VOW Awards 2018. It was longlisted for Jio MAMI 2018-Word To Screen Mumbai Film Festival and is optioned by major production houses.

The Autograph Seeker featured in Deccan Herald Writers Choice 2017 and New Indian Express Authors Choice 2017

Having spent his formative years in Calcutta, the smells, taste and sound of the grand dame of the British colonial empire finds its way into his stories.

Tony is a National Manager with The WPP Group , world leader in advertising, marketing and communication services. He is the former station director of 93.5 Red Fm Bangalore and under his leadership the station won its first Gold at the New York Festival International Radio Awards.
Tony is the recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Award(DTM).The award represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters, an international leadership and communications club.
He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s Calcutta, Alliance Business Academy and IIM Bangalore and lives with his family in Bangalore.