December 5, 2020; 8.30 AM CST; 8 AM IST; Women Writers Fest; ShethePeople India.

Panel: Authors of the Diaspora (Join via ShethePeople Facebook Live)

In virtual conversation with Shaili Chopra (moderator), founder of ShethePeople; Rituparna Chatterjee, author of The Water Phoenix; Pallavi Aiyar, author of A Thousand Cranes for India.

December 16, 2020; 8 PM Eastern; Instagram Live with Sheetal Sheth (IG Live)
Date TBD; December, 2020; Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata, India

The Art of Translation Discussion (details coming soon)

In virtual conversation with the award-winning translator, N. Kalyan Raman, whose latest work is a translation of a selection of short stories, The Curse, by the Tamil writer, Salma.



Sunday, November 8, 2020, 10 AM Central, 8.30 PM Indian Time

Instagram Live with Vivek Tejuja, Culture Editor at Verve Magazine (Instagram Video)

November 9, 2020, 8 PM Central, 7.30 AM (Nov 10) IST; Jaipur Literary Festival Boulder, Colorado (Online)

Panel Moderator for The Writing Room: The Gurus of Crime (Youtube; Podfollow)

In virtual conversation with S. Hussain Zaidi, author of The End Game, and Vikram Chandra, author of Sacred Games

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6 PM Central; Malvern Books, Austin, TX

Panel: Being Brown in America: Community, Culture, and Code (Youtube)

In virtual conversation with: Donna Miscolta, author of In Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories; Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers; Sejal Shah, author of This Is One Way to Dance; Sopan Deb, author of Missed Translation. Moderator: Martha Ann Toll.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9 AM Central and 7.30 PM IST; Kitab Khana, Mumbai, India (IG Live)

Book Launch for Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu

In virtual conversation with Salil Tripathi, writer, contributing editor at Mint and Caravan, and Chair, PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee (details coming soon)

Friday, November 20, 2020, 7 PM Central; Bandwidth Virtual Reading Series

Bandwidth: Bhatt, McGilligan, Mendoza, Olivares (register here)

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7 AM Central; Himalayan Writer’s Retreat

Virtual NaNoWriMo Q&A with Writing Group of Himalayan Writer’s Retreat

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 10 AM Central; Jaipur Literary Festival Houston, Texas (Online)

Panel: Each of Us Writers: Diaspora and Displacement (Youtube)

In virtual conversation with Mimi Lok, author of Last of Her Name, and Neelanjana Banerjee, managing editor of Kaya Press


Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6 PM Central; Interabang Books, Dallas, TX

In virtual conversation with Jen Fawkes, author of Mannequin and Wife (Youtube)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6 PM Eastern; The Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Panel: Against the Grain, a discussion on ageism and sexism in the publishing industry (Youtube)

In virtual conversation: Devi S Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues; Sejal Shah, author of This Is One Way to Dance; Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable; Anjali Enjeti, author of The Parted Earth; Jenny Bhatt, author of Each of Us Killers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7 PM Central; LitNight Dallas Reading Series, Dallas, TX

Facebook Live: LitNight Dallas Reading Series

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7 PM Central; OKAY-Donkey Press Virtual Reading

Okay Donkey Presents: Death, Desire, and Other Destinations, an evening with Tara Isabel Zambrano

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7 PM Central; Allen Public Library Reading and Interview, Allen, Texas

Live OnStage @ APL: Allen author Jenny Bhatt’s debut story collection, Each of Us Killers (Youtube)

Friday, October 23, 2020, 6 PM Central; Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

7.13 Books Panel: 2020 Debut Fiction Authors on Publishing During a Pandemic

In virtual conversation with: Leland Cheuk, author of No Good, Very Bad Asian; Beth Lisick, author of Edie on the Green Screen; Ross Wilcox, author of Golden Gate Survivors Society

Monday, October 26, 2020, 7 PM Eastern; Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI

In virtual conversation with Suman Mallick, author of The Black Marketer’s Daughter (Youtube)


Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6 PM Pacific; City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA

In virtual conversation with Devi S Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Youtube; Soundcloud)

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 3 PM Central; Internations, Dallas, TX

In virtual conversation with Jenya Teplitskaya, Internations Consul (no recording)

Monday, September 14, 2020, 6 PM Eastern; Politics & Prose, Washington DC

Panel: No One Actually Speaks Indian: Gujarati-origin Writers on Culture and Books (Youtube)

In virtual conversation with: Sejal Shah, author of This Is One Way to Dance; Sameer Pandya, author of Members Only; Rani Shah, author of Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish; Saumya Dave, author of Well-behaved Indian Women; Madi Sinha, author of White Coat Diaries; Amit Majmudar, author of What He Did In Solitary: Poems.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6 PM Central; Pilsen Community Books, Chicago, IL

In virtual conversation with Shruti Swamy, author of A House Is a Body (Youtube)

Friday, September 25, 2020, 7 PM Eastern; Read It Again Bookstore, Suwanee, GA

In virtual conversation with Chaya Bhuvaneswar, author of White Dancing Elephants (Youtube)

Monday, September 28, 2020; California State University, Sacramento, CA

Virtual discussion with the students of Creative Writing and World Literature on writing, publishing, and the Anglophone versus non-Anglophone literary traditions (no recording)


August 27, 2020, 6 PM Eastern; Radix Reads, August Reading

Virtual Reading with Aruni Kashyap, Nadia Gerassimenko, Mia S. Willis, and Fartashia Wijdan (no recording)

JUNE 2020

June 3-6, 2020; Belongg Literary Festival; Online

Panel: Feeling at Home in the World: Immigrant Identity and Belonging

In virtual conversation with Guruprasad Kanigele and Mitali Perkins; moderated by Debanjan Chakrabarti (Youtube)

MAY 2020

May 28-31, 2020; South Asian Literary Festival; Online

Panel: Writing Short Stories

In virtual conversation with Reshma Ruia and Sayantani Dasgupta (no recording)


Jaipur Literary Festival 2019
Women Writers Festival 2018
Jaipur Literary Festival 2017