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Vivek Shanbhag

Vivek SHANBHAG (fiction writer, playwright; India) writes in Kannada. He has published five short story collections, three novels and two plays, and has edited two anthologies, one of them in English. Vivek’s stories have been translated into English and other Indian languages. His writing has appeared in Granta, Seminar, Out of Print and Indian Literature. Many of his stories have been adapted for the stage, and one of them, ‘Nirvana’, has been made into a short film.

 He founded and edited the pioneering Kannada literary journal Desha Kaala for seven years. His critically acclaimed novel, Ghachar Ghochar is published by HarperCollins India in an English translation. An engineer by training, Vivek currently lives in Bangalore.