VATSALA KAUL BANERJEE is currently the editor of Child, a parenting magazine. She will be joining Hachette India in January 2009 as their Editorial Director for
Children’s & Reference Books.
TONY SIMOES DA SILVA teaches in the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages, at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
NICHOLAS JOSE has published several acclaimed novels, including Paper Nautilus (1987), Avenue of Eternal Peace (1989; new edition 2008), The Custodians (1997), The Red Thread (2000) and Original Face (2005), as well as short stories, essays, and a memoir, Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola (2002). He has written widely on contemporary Asian and Australian culture and is general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. He has a Chair in Writing in the Writing
& Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney.
MINI KAPOOR is Senior Editor at the Indian Express.
RITU MENON is a publisher and writer based in New Delhi.
NEEL MUKHERJEE reviews fiction for the Times and Time Magazine Asia. He is a contributing editor of Boston Review. His first novel, Past Continuous, was published by Picador India in January 2008.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor and Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her forthcoming books in
2008-2009 include Poetry in a Time of Terror: Essays in the Postcolonial Preternatural as well as a first novel Mad Girl’s Love Song.
LAKSMI PAMUNTJAK is an Indonesian poet, journalist, short-story writer, food writer and essayist. She is presently working on her first novel, The Blue Widow.
AMRUTA PATIL is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of Kari, a graphic novel, and co-editor of Mindfields, a quarterly magazine about ideas and learning.
SUMANA ROY teaches at the Department of Humanities, Jalpaiguri Government English College, West Bengal. She is working on a collection of stories.
PAUL SHARRAD teaches postcolonial literatures at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He has books on Raja Rao, the Pacific writer Albert Wendt and a
monograph on postcolonial literary history and the Indian English novel due out later this year.
DINAH ROMA-SIANTURI is the director of De La Salle University’s Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (Manila). Her first book of poetry A Feast of
Origins (2004) was awarded the National Book Award by the Manila Critics’ Circle while her recent collection of poems Geographies of Light (2007) won a Palanca
Memorial Awards for Literature. She also teaches literature and creative writing at De La Salle University.
JAI ARJUN SINGH writes the blog Jabberwock: http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/
SANJAY SIPAHIMALANI is a writer working with an advertising agency in Mumbai. His reviews are collected at www.antiblurbs.blogspot.com.
FRANK STEWART has published more than a dozen books on international Asia/Pacific literature and environmental issues. These include four books of poetry, for
which he won the prestigious Whiting Writers Award. Since 1989, he has edited Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing (http://manoajournal.hawaii.edu). He is Professor of English at the University of Hawaii and President of the Manoa Foundation.
SALIL TRIPATHI is a London-based writer who contributes frequently to publications in the United States and Europe. In India, he is a columnist for Mint and writes
for Tehelka. His book about Hindu nationalism and censorship will be published by Seagull in 2009. He is also at work on a book of travel writing. And, somehow, hopes
to complete that novel about Singapore of 1940s and 1990s that he has set out to write.
NURY VITTACHI is a novelist who lives in Hong Kong. His latest book is Mr Wong Goes West. He can be contacted at www.misterjam.com
XU XI (www.xuxiwriter.com) is the author of seven books of fiction and essays and has edited three anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. A Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, she splits time between New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand.