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Our Authors

Amir Hassan Cheheltan

Amir Hassan Cheheltan was born in 1956 in Tehran, Iran, and studied Electrical Engineering in England, during which time he began publishing collections of short stories. To date, Cheheltan has published twenty novels, six volumes of short stories and a screenplay, and many of them have been translated into English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Arabic and Hebrew. He is a jury member for the 'Swiss True Story Award' and he won the International Literature Award in Germany in 2020. Cheheltan also writes essays and feature articles in the Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Die Süddeutsche, Die Zeit, Reportagen and other international newspapers. He was a board member of the Iran Writers Association from 2001 to 2004, and he writes in his native Farsi, but his new novels have been banned in Iran since 2005. He also supervises the creative writing workshop in Tehran. He lives with his family in Tehran but also lived in England, Italy, Los Angeles and Berlin.

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Anuradha Kumar

Anuradha Kumar's latest novel, The Kidnapping of Mark Twain: A Bombay Mystery, has been published by Speaking Tiger Books, India. She has lived in India, Singapore and now the US. She studied history at Delhi University and management at XLRI Jamshedpur. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Anu's stories have won awards from the Commonwealth Foundation, UK, and The Little Magazine, India. She has written for,, the India Forum, The Missouri Review, Catamaran Literary Reader, The Common, Maine Literary Review, and others. As Adity Kay, she wrote three bestselling works of historical fiction. Her essay, 'Letters to a Bookseller' published in Catamaran's spring issue of 2023 received 'notable mention' in Best American Essays 2023, edited by Vivian Gornick.

Arpit Agarwal

Arpit Agarwal is a seasoned television professional with a wealth of experience in the realm of content creation, production, distribution, and monetisation. He has dabbled in a variety of genres; from hard-hitting NEWS to Lifestyle to Factual and Scripted entertainment, and has hosted shows on Technology, Automobiles, and Food on NDTV. In a career spanning 28 years, he has worked with industry heavyweights such as Fremantle Media, Keshet International, and NDTV, amongst others. With a diverse background and a global perspective, Arpit has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Mumbai, Pondicherry, Singapore, Mukteshwar, Auroville, and New Delhi. 

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Auguste Lacoste

Auguste Lacoste can be described as a French Kapuscinski from the 19th century—a humanist thinker who forged his philosophy not through books but through his travels and experiencing the hardships of life. He is  bringing to the world his cutting edge way of thinking via the intimate and incredible letters he left behind.

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Pauline Alphen

Pauline Alphen is a Brazilian/French writer and translator. She has won many awards for her writing over the years and has been published in both Brazil and France by prestigious publishers such as Gallimard, Hachette and Companhia das Letras. Her futuristic series The Awakeners is the winner of several awards including Prix Imaginaire des Collegiens, Prix Plume Libre and nominated twice for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.


Upasa Borah

Upasa Borah, or glasseyed as she is known in her online avatar, has been a writer since 2003. She has over 2200 followers and more than 500,000 readers on Wattpad, with 13 published books. She has published one book with Cherry Publishing. She is also a spoken word poet and has been featured at Spoken Fest Delhi by Kommune, and she curates open mic events  in Guwahati, Assam. In her ‘real’ life she is pursuing her Masters in Economics from South Asian University.

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