Ekarat, Nandita Bose, Paramita Satpathy with Anukrti Upadhyay
The author of The Book of Love, Ekarat is an alter-ego, a self-created role model, with a million stories to tell.
Nandita Bose is a fiction writer, poet and book reviewer who occasionally writes articles on current events, films or politics. She lives in Bangalore with her two daughters, two cats and three dogs.
Paramita Satpathy Tripathy is an influential voice in Indian Literature. She writes both in Odia and English.
Some of her books are Intimate Pretence (Rupa&Co), A Boundless Moment ( Sahitya Akademi), Colours of Loneliness and Other Stories(Oxford University press), Door ke Pahad (Bhartiya Jnanpith), Chandan Ka Phool (Vani Prakashan), Paap aur Anya Kahaniyan (Rajkamal Prakashan), Prapti aar Anyanya Galpo (Kriti Karigar).
Paramita’s works while reflecting in their themes, tones and structure, the current state of Indian novels and stories also mark the new strides that women’s fiction in the country seems to be taking.
Paramita received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2016 for her book Prapti (A Boundless Moment). Besides she has received Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Puraskar, Assam Sahitya Sabha Samman, Bhubaneswar book Fair Award and many others.
She joined Indian Revenue Service in 1989 and is presently working as Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi.
Anukrti Upadhyay has post-graduate degrees in Management and Literature, and a graduate degree in Law. She also wrote a doctoral thesis in Hindi Literature in a past life.
Anukrti has post graduate degrees in Management and Literature and a graduate degree in Law. She also wrote a doctoral thesis in Hindi Literature in a past life. She writes fiction and poetry in both English and Hindi. A collection of Hindi short stories, titled Japani Sarai, has been published by Rajpal and Sons and two English novellas, Daura and Bhaunri, have been published by HarperCollins under their prestigious literary imprint, Fourth Estate. A story-cycle with interconnected characters and a volume of short stories are also being published by HarperCollins in May 2020 and May 2021, respectively. A novella in Hindi is to be published in 2020 as well. Short stories in both and English and Hindi have appeared in prestigious literary journals.
Anukrti has previously worked in global investment banks in Hong Kong and India. Currently she is working with Wildlife Conservation Trust, a conservation think-tank. She is an Indian national, and divides her time between Bombay and Singapore.