Today in Indian SF
Indrapramit Das, Sadhna Shanker, Sukanya Venkatraghavan with Gautham Shenoy
Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) is a writer and editor from Kolkata. He is a Lambda Literary Award-winner for his debut novel The Devourers (Penguin India / Del Rey), and has been a finalist for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, the Crawford Award, and the Shirley Jackson Awards, among others. His short fiction has appeared in publications including Tor.com, Clarkesworld and Asimov’s Science Fiction, and has been widely anthologized, including in several Year's Best collections. He is an Octavia E. Butler Scholar and a grateful graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop. He has lived in India, the United States, and Canada, where he completed his MFA at the University of British Columbia.
Sadhna Shanker is an author and civil servant. ‘Ascendance’, her second novel is literary science fiction, after ‘Never a Disconnect’, which was spun around challenges of contemporary urban women. ‘When the Parallels Meet’ (2007), is a collection of essays, ‘Ahlanwa-Sahlan – A Syrian Journey’ and
Catching Fireflies are travel books.
She has written for the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Times of India, The Hindu and other newspapers, and Huffington Post. Her article on the emergence of “Hinglish” has been included in Norway’s grade ten English textbook. She has also published academic work in the Economic and Political Weekly, and the India Economic Review.
A PhD in Economics, she lives in New Delhi.
Her blog: http://zindagitalkies.wordpress.com
Sukanya Venkatraghavan is the author of Dark Things and the editor of Magical Women, a feminist, fantasy anthology published by Hachette India. She started her writing career as a film journalist with Filmfare and then went on to become Entertainment Editor at Marie Claire India.
Sukanya has also been part of the creative team, including scripting and research, for shows such as Look Who’s Talking With Niranjan (ZEE Café), Design HQ Season 2 (Fox Life) and Koffee With Karan (Season 6). She is working on her next book.
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