The World of Storyteller: The Power of Rooted Fiction

The World of Storyteller: The Power of Rooted Fiction Tejaswini Apte-Rahm and Abdullah Khan in conversation Nandini Krishnan

January 12, 2024 01:47 pm | Updated January 27, 2024 04:14 pm IST

Venue The Hindu Pavilion SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

In this session, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm, Abdullah Khan and Nandini Krishnan discuss the power of fiction rooted in ground realities.

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm is an award-winning writer from Mumbai. Her debut novel The Secret of More won the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Fiction Award 2023. Her work has received recognition from various literary awards and includes a short story collection titled “These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape.”. She has worked as a journalist and environmental researcher.

Mumbai-based Abdullah Khan is a screenwriter, novelist, literary critic, and banker. He has contributed to numerous South Asian, American, and British literary journals and newspapers including The Hindu, Brooklyn Rail, Frontline, Outlook among others. His debut novel, Patna Blues, has been translated into 10 languages worldwide. His second novel, A Man from Motihari, was published in April 2023.

Nandini Krishnan, an accomplished author and award-winning translator, has written books like Hitched and Invisible Men, that showcase her literary prowess. Her translations, including Perumal Murugan’s and Charu Nivedita’s works, have received acclaim, and her novel-in-manuscript won the Writers of the World Festival prize in 2014. Her translation of Sajjad Haider Yaldram’s Save Me from My Friends was shortlisted for the Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-English Translation 2022. 

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