Writers at Work

Writers at Work is Writing Studio’s flagship lecture series. It invites eminent writers, novelists, biographers, essayists, and nonfiction authors to discuss the art and craft of writing.

Suhrid Chattopadhyay

Mr Chattopadhyay (Senior Deputy Editor, Frontline Magazine, The Hindu Group) was in conversation with the Writing Studio about his illustrious career as a writer, journalist, and editor.

Saikat Majumdar

Saikat Majumdar is a novelist, academic and a popular commentator on arts, literature, and higher education. He is the author of four novels. He has also published a book of literary criticism, a general nonfiction book on higher education, and a co-edited collection of essays. His latest novel, The Middle Finger was published in January 2022 by Simon & Schuster. Saikat has taught at Stanford University, was named a Fellow at the Humanities Centre at Wellesley College, and is currently Professor of English & Creative Writing at Ashoka University. He writes regularly on higher education, arts and literature for Times Higher Education, The Hindu, and Outlook. He pens “Cheat Sheet”, a biweekly column on college, campus, and academic life on outlookindia.com. Prof Majumdar was in conversation with Ms Swati Joshi (PhD candidate, IITGN) about the craft of writing and his latest novel, The Middle Finger.

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra is an international bestselling, award-winning novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and nonfiction author. He serves as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the blockbuster multiple-award-winning bestseller Sacred Games, which inspired Netflix India‘s first original International Emmy Awards nominated TV series of the same name. He is also the author of the novel Red Earth and Pouring Rain (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best First Published Book), the short story collection Love and Longing in Bombay (winner of the Eurasia Region Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book) and the nonfiction book Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty (Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, USA). He has also co-written the screenplay of the award-winning film Mission Kashmir.

Mr. Chandra was in conversation with the Writing Studio to discuss his journey as a multi-faceted writer par excellence.

Chinmay Tumbe

For its inaugural session, the Writing Studio hosted Prof Chinmay Tumbe. He serves as Assistant Professor in the Economics Area at IIM Ahmedabad. He is the author of two bestselling books: India Moving: A History of Migration (Penguin Viking, 2018) and The Age of Pandemics (1817-1920): How they shaped India and the World (HarperCollins, 2020). Prof Tumbe was in conversation with the Writing Studio to talk about his journey as a bestselling author and academic.

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