JANE CAMENS is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and founder of the Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership (www.apwriters.com), an initiative seeking to bring together the region’s writers, publishers, translators and literary scholars to support and better promote writing from region.
GITI CHANDRA is Associate Professor at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She did her PhD from Rutgers University, NJ, USA and her first book, Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable (Macmillan: UK / USA) came out in January 2009.
SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She reads and reviews contemporary fiction, and translates extensively.
SOMAK GHOSHAL read English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and University College, Oxford. He works for the editorial pages of The Telegraph, Kolkata.
YASMINE GOONERATNE is a novelist, poet and critic. In 1990 Gooneratne became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to literature and education and in that same year she was also invited to become the Patron of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. She has been a visiting professor at among others, Edith Cowan University (Western Australia), University of Michigan (USA), Jawarharlal Nehru University (India), and the University of the South Pacific (Fiji).
SHARMISTHA GOOPTU is a founding trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation, and has done her PhD on Indian Cinema.
KATE GRENVILLE is one of Australia’s leading novelists and has been the recipient of several awards including the Orange Prize (for The Idea of Perfection, 2000) and the Commonwealth Prize for Literature (for The Secret River, 2005). Many of her works have appeared in translation and also been turned into films.
TRISHA GUPTA has an M.Phil. in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. She currently works as a journalist for Tehelka magazine.
MICHAEL JACKLIN is a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. His research interests include Indigenous literatures and Australian multicultural literature and his work contributes to the Multicultural Writers subset of the AustLit database.
RAMONA KOVAL is presenter of The Book Show, ABC Radio National—Australia’s daily literary radio programme.
ANURADHA KUMAR is a writer and editor. Her next novel, The Dollmaker’s Island, is due out in 2010.
ADEEL MEHDI teaches English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
DEVALINA MOOKERJEE works with the various facets of her core subject, which is communication, and is now attached to independent publishing.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her most recent book is Poetry in a Time of Terror: Essays in the Postcolonial Preternatural (Oxford University Press, 2009).
FRANCESCA ORSINI is Reader in the Literatures of North India, Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She has recently published Print and Pleasure (Permanent Black, 2009) on Hindi-Urdu commercial publishing in the 19th century.
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is an author/artist. Her most recent books are the novel Escape (Picador, 2008) and Where’s That Cat? (Tulika, 2009).
JENNIFER PHILLIPS is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong, NSW Australia. Her research speciality is literary narratology, specifically, unreliable first-person narrators.
KUMKUM ROY is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
MALINI SARAN co-authored, with Vinod C. Khanna, The Ramayana in Indonesia (Ravi Dayal, 2004). She has also published several articles on Indian and Indonesian narrative traditions.
MITALI SARAN is a Delhi-based freelance columnist, writer and editor.
PAUL SHARRAD teaches Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has books on Raja Rao, the Pacific writer Albert Wendt and a monograph on postcolonial literary history and the Indian English novel.
TONY SIMOES DA SILVA teaches in the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages, University of Wollongong, Australia.
BRIAN STODDART is a former Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University, Australia. His PhD was on nationalist politics in south India, and he has been a keen observer of the subcontinent for almost 40 years. He is currently finalising two books: a biography of an Indian Civil Service officer in the old Madras Presidency; and a book on land and politics in Andhra since 1850. He is an acknowledged international authority on sport and culture.
ADITYA SUDARSHAN is a fiction writer, living in Delhi. His first novel, A Nice Quiet Holiday, is crime fiction (Westland Books, 2009). He has also been published in First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from
INGEBORG VAN TEESELING is a research scholar at the University of Wollongong, Australia.