Vivek Shanbhag - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Vivek Shanbhag writes in Kannada. He has published five short story collections, three novels and two plays. He has edited two anthologies, one of which is in English. Vivek was the founding editor of the literary journal Desha Kaala. His critically-acclaimed novel Ghachar Ghochar is translated into 18 languages worldwide. Ghachar Ghochar was on the list of the best ten books of 2017 by NY Times as well as The Guardian. It is one of Vulture‘s 100 best books of the 21st century.

Vivek is the co-translator of U R Ananthamurthy’s book “Hindutva or Hind Swaraj” into English.

He was a Fall 2016 Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa. Vivek taught creative writing at Ashoka University as a Visiting Professor.

Vivek is an engineer by training. He lives in Bangalore.