Nirmala Lakshman

Festival Director and Curator

Nirmala Lakshman is a journalist and Director, The Hindu Group. She was Joint Editor of The Hindu and has held senior editorial positions at the newspaper for more than three decades. She has edited Writing A Nation: An Anthology of Indian Journalism and is the author of Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biography of Chennai.

Rachna Singh Davidar

Programme Director

Rachna Singh Davidar is a literary consultant. She has worked with books and writers for over three decades in India, England and Canada. She has been the Programme Director of Lit For Life for the past six years.

Prasanna Ramaswamy

Programme Coordinator

Prasanna Ramaswamy is a Kalaimamani and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee for theatre, and a documentary filmmaker with six feature-length films, which have been screened at international film festivals. She has been working as a cultural programmer since 1991. She has conceptualised and executed programmes on literature, music, cinema, theatre, visual and plastic arts and on environmental issues.

Curation and Coordination

Shalini Arun, Sr Associate Editor, The Hindu

R Krithika, Deputy Editor, The Hindu

Archana Subramanian, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent, The Hindu

Madhumitha Srinivasan, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent, The Hindu

Bhavya Venkatesh, News Desk, The Hindu

Rajhesh Shankar, Assistant General Manager, Events, The Hindu

Supritha Ramkumar, Operations Lead, Brand Events, The Hindu

Arjun Satthish, Brand Manager, The Hindu

Pugalarasu Moorthy, Assistant Manager Digital Marketing, The Hindu

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