Vivek 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.