David Davidar - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

David Davidar is a publisher and novelist. He is the author of three novels, The House of Blue Mangoes, that was published in sixteen languages around the world, The Solitude of Emperors, and Ithaca, as well as the editor of two anthologies of Indian fiction, A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces and A Case of Indian Marvels. In parallel to his career as a writer, he has been a publisher. He was the founding Editor and later Publisher and CEO of Penguin India. Other senior publishing positions he has held are Managing Director, DK India, CEO Pearson India, President and Publisher, Penguin Canada and President, Penguin International. In 2011, he started the literary publishing firm, Aleph Book Company, in partnership with Rupa Publications India. It publishes some of India’s finest authors and was named Publisher of the Year in 2021.