LitMart - BLF 2015 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


“Destiny is not a matter of chance but choice, is the saying. But, sometimes destiny is a chance, an opportunity, and what we make of it shapes our life. LitMart @ BLF 2014 gave me that opportunity- to present my story idea to a panel of commissioning editors & lit agents. As I await the release of my debut novel in 2016 with HarperCollins, I thank LitMart for giving me that chance. . .”

Kanchana Banerjee, Participant of LitMart 2014 who signed a book deal with HarperCollins India.


“Sometimes a tiny nudge can cascade your waiting destiny into unfolding in front of you. A nudge that in its most characteristic duplicity stays hidden. I can’t thank LitMart enough for providing me with that much needed nudge that has launched my life as a writer into being.”

Avinash Rajendran, Participant of LitMart 2014 who signed a deal with Siyahi Literary agency.

LitMart Grand Finale: Dec 6 2015 (Sunday), 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM at Seasons Hall, Hotel Royal Orchid
After the immense success of LitMart last year, for the second year running the Bangalore Literature Festival brings to you the exclusive forum where aspiring authors get a chance to make three-minute pitches of their book idea to literary agents, commissioning editors and publishers.

List of finalists

  • Saisudha Acharya
  • Anand Udupa
  • Siddharth Murlidharan
  • Suraj L
  • Uttiya Bhattacharya
  • Sudhir
  • D Sushant
  • Elizabeth Bowden-David
  • Subhashri C V
  • Arindam Sengupta
  • Chethana Ramesh
  • V Vijai Balaji
  • VIjay Siddharth
  • Archana Sarat
  • Sindhu Venugopal-Roy
  • Sachithananda Bhat G
  • Melanie
  • Ramkumar
  • Rituparna Maji
  • Asad Ali Junaid
  • Yashashree Kamat
  • Shirin Laturkar
  • Tareque Laskar
  • Nithyau Ramkumar
  • Srividya Srinivasan

Panel of judges