LFL Team

Nirmala-LakshmanFestival Director
Nirmala Lakshman is a journalist and Director of The Hindu Group of Publications. She was Joint Editor of The Hindu and has held senior editorial positions at the newspaper for more than three decades. Nirmala founded and edited The Hindu Literary Review and conceptualised and created Young World, India’s only children’s newspaper supplement. She launched and curated The Hindu‘s literary festival Lit for Life and initiated the annual Prize for Fiction from The Hindu. Nirmala has a PhD in postmodern fiction from Madras Univerity and a master’s degree in English from the United States. She is author of Degree Coffee by the Yard and editor of Writing a Nation, an anthology of contemporary Indian journalism.
Rachna-DavidarProgramme Director

Rachna Singh Davidar is a literary consultant currently based in New Delhi. She  has worked with books and writers for over two decades in India, Canada and the UK. She has been the Programme Director of The Hindu Lit For Life for four years. 
PrasannaProgramme Consultant
Prasanna Ramaswamy is a theatre director and documentary filmmaker. She has been working as cultural programmer since 1991 and has conceptualised and executed programmes on literature, music, cinema, theatre, visual and plastic arts and environmental issues.


Core Committee: Shalini Arun, R Krithika, Archana Subramaniam


Logistics:  Lata Ganapathy, Supritha Ramkumar, Aishwarya Ramarajan 


Strategy & Marketing: Sathya Sriram and Aparna Gautam


Social Media: Pugalarasu Moorthy and Karthik Shankar