Vivek Shanbag writes in Kannada. He has published 13 works of fiction and edited two anthologies. Vivek is the founding editor of the literary journal Desha Kaala. His critically-acclaimed novel Ghachar Ghochar is translated into 19 languages worldwide. Vivek is the co-translator of U R Ananthamurthy’s book Hindutva or Hind Swaraj into English. Vivek was an Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program 2016, University of Iowa. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor teaching Creative Writing at Ashoka University. An engineer by training, Vivek lives in Bangalore.