Tara Khandelwal is an editor and writer. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently works with Asia’s largest literary agency, Writers’ Side. She has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more. She is the founder of Bound which provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services.
Aditi Rao is the author of two full-length poetry collections, and winner of several awards and fellowships, including the Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship, the TFA Creative Writing Award, the Sangam House Residency, the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, and the Muse India Young Writer Award. She has been teaching creative and expository writing, one-on-one as well as in group and classroom settings, since 2005. Aditi’s poetry has appeared in Eclectica, Black Rabbit Review, Muse India, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Feminist Wire, and other publications, and her essays have been featured in People Building Peace 2.0 (published by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict), Moments that Speak: Images and Stories of Connection (published by the Earth Charter Initiative). Her first full-length collection of poetry, The Fingers Remember was published in 2015, and her second collection, A Kind Of Freedom Song, was released in March 2019.
Tashan Mehta’s debut novel, The Liar’s Weave, was published in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Prabha Khaitan’s Woman’s Voice Award. She’s was part of the Sangam House International Writers’ Residency in 2015 and was British Council writer-in-residence at Anglia Ruskin University, UK (2018). She studied at the universities of Warwick and Cambridge, an education that allowed her to prise open and play with language. Her short story, ‘Rulebook for Creating a Universe’, will be published in Magical Women, an Indian feminist speculative fiction anthology forthcoming by Hachette India in 2019. She is currently working on her second and third novels.