Faces behind Bangalore Literature Festival
Bangalore Literature Festival, over the years has been in every literature lover’s calendar. Scheduled every year on the month of October, this festival is counted among the most sought festivals around the globe.
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All this has been possible by the strenuous and consistent effort of dedicated team behind the festival. These folks work tirelessly every day of every year to make this 3-day worth your visit. So, in this post let’s get to know these people and what keeps them moving.
The team behind Bangalore Literature Festival includes venture capitalists, authors, story tellers, historians, entrepreneurs and storytellers. These people might come from different backgrounds but they share love for literature that resonates with million others at Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 again this year.
Shinie Antony, Short story author and Novelist
Shinie Antony has many short-story books under her byline. The list include The Orphanage For Words, Barefoot and Pregnant. Her work is not limited to shortstory, she has also authored several novels like When Mira Went Forth and Multiplied, A Kingdom for his Love.
An ardent literature lover, Shinie finds her peace when she is working on her stories. She has also compiled anthology – Why We Don’t Talk and Boo. Her world famous story about a dog- A Dog’s Death won the Commonwealth Short Story Asia region prize in 2003. Shinie is also the director of the Bengaluru Poetry Festival. The Girl Who Couldn’t Love is her latest novel.
She is also an integral part of Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 Speakers and consistently participates in discussions and speaking sessions.
Vikram Sampath, Historian and Non-fiction writer
Vikram’s first book, Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars (2008) has been widely acclaimed across India.
A historian and author of three acclaimed works of non-fiction, His book on Gauhar Jaan won him several laurels that included Sahitya Akademi’s first Yuva Puraskar for English Literature and ARSC International Award for Excellence in Historical Research in New York.
He publishes regularly in leading Indian dailies and magazines on a wide array of topics. In addition, Vikram is also a serious student of Carnatic Classical vocal music and has been training under various eminent practitioners of the art form. Subjects related to history, music, art and culture are close to his heart.
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Investor and Traveller
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy is a venture capital investor who invest in early stage start-ups. He prefers to invest in ventures that are motivated towards creating large scale social impact.
Co-Founder and partner at Unitus Seed Fund LLC, involved with organizations that are working towards improving lives of people at the ‘Base of the Pyramid’. His main area of focus is in microfinance, enterprise lending, low income housing, and urban livelihoods.
Ramamoorthy is also passionate about travel, books, Indian Classical music and Radio. He often identifies himself as an old soul and tries to feed that part of identity through Bangalore Literature Festival.
Subodh Sankar, Native Literature Enthusiast & Book-store owner
Subodh is a co-founder and owner of Atta Galatta, a Bangalore based book-store that focuses on Indian, vernacular writing. The bookstore is also a venue for literary, art and culture events. Since its launch 4 years ago, the bookstore has collaborated, hosted and organized more than 500 events. This include book launches, poetry readings, theatre performances, art shows, screenings, storytelling sessions and workshops.