Vivek Shanbhag

Vivek ShanbhagVivek Shanbhag writes in Kannada. He has published five short story collections, three novels and two plays, and has edited two anthologies, one of them in English. For 7 years from 2005 to 2012, he published and edited the literary journal Desha Kaala. His acclaimed novel Ghachar Ghochar was published in India/US/UK in English translation. Ghachar Ghochar will soon be published in 14 other languages. 

He has co-translated U R Ananthamurthy’s book ‘Hindutva or Hind Swaraj’ into English.

Vivek’s writing has appeared in Granta, Seminar, Indian Literature and Out of Print. He was a Fall 2016 resident at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA.

An engineer by training, Vivek lives in Bangalore, India.