Gen AI Ink: Literary Cyborg
Anil Ananthaswamy, Gautam Bhatia, Kanishka Gupta, Tashan Mehta with Krish Ashok
Kanishka Gupta is a literary agent, writer and publishing commentator best known for his widely acclaimed series for Scroll.in called ‘Publishing and the Pandemic’. He is the founder of Writer’s Side, the largest literary agency and consultancy in South Asia. Gupta has been credited for single-handedly popularising literary representation in the subcontinent. He represents a range of highly accomplished debut authors as well as award-winning authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including the 2022 International Booker Prize winner Daisy Rockwell. Some of his other prominent writers include the Booker-shortlisted Avni Doshi, the Windham- Campbell prize-winning novelist and poet Jerry Pinto, multi-award-winning novelist Anees Salim, Tamil writer B. Jeyamohan, Lindsay Pereira, Ranjit Hoskote, and Rijula Das among others. He has also worked closely with the 2022 Man Booker Prize-winning author Shehan Karunatilaka and represents his next two books in South Asia His first novel was longlisted for the Asian Booker Prize in 2009 and was published in 2010.