Tejaswini Apte-Rahm - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 1
11:15 am
Poolside

Mumbai Meri Jaan

Fiona Ferrnandez and Tejaswini Apte-Rahm with Shabnam Minwalla

Day 2
1:00 pm
Forest Friends (4y+)

The Poop Book!

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Day 2
3:45 pm
Tennis Court

Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink

Arati Kumar-Rao with Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

Bio

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm is a writer from Mumbai. The Secret of More, her first novel, won the Tata Lit Live! Fiction Book of the Year 2023 award, and has been shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature and Atta Galatta-BLF Award. Her short story collection, These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape, was shortlisted in 2017 for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Tata-Nexon Literature Live! First Book Award. Her fiction has appeared in various publications including Helter Skelter, Blink and Himal Southasian. She worked as a.journalist and environmental researcher, and has written for Screen, Hindustan Times, the Times of India and the Asian Age. She co-authored The Poop Book!—an environmental education book for children which was a Parag Honour Book 2020, nominated for the Jarul Book Award 2021-22, and translated into Tibetan. She studied in Singapore and the UK, and has lived in Serbia, Israel, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Fiji and Azerbaijan.
She currently lives in Germany.