At the Mumbai Book Fair….

This is what I did on the weekend. Shared the dais with some of the most popular writers of contemporary English fiction, namely Ashwin Sanghi, author of The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chants and The Krishna Key, Amish Tripathi, the author of the Meluha trilogy which has created a completely new genre in contemporary writing in English from India, Ravi Subramanian of The Bankster, who sets his books in what seems to be the staid world of banking but makes them pacy enough to be page turners and Manish Gupta whose English Bites is very popular.

This was at a panel discussion at the Mumbai Book Fair 2013 organised by Spandan, and held at Powai, which is not such a long trek away with the JVLR anymore and totally worth the trip for any book lover given the number of stalls on display and given that this is their first year of organising it, a fabulous effort by a group of committed individuals.

We spoke on content, masala and marketing and the discussion was great fun. I will try to get my mitts on a video of the discussion but till then here are a few photographs of the event.



About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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3 Responses to At the Mumbai Book Fair….

  1. thebanksters says:

    It was great to be there, in your august company Kiran. Best of Luck with your new book 🙂


  2. Taa's mom says:

    Awesome Kiran, its the other way round, they got to share the stage with you


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