Deepa Anappara was born in Kerala, southern India, and worked as a journalist in India for eleven years. Her reports on the impact of poverty and religious violence on the education of children won the Developing Asia Journalism Awards, the Every Human has Rights Media Awards, and the Sanskriti-Prabha Dutt Fellowship in Journalism.
Her debut novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020. A partial of the novel won the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writer’s Award, and the Bridport/Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel. It’s published by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Random House in the US. It is also being translated into 19 languages.
Sue Rainsford is a fiction and arts writer. Her practice is concerned with explicit fusions of critical and corporeal inquiry, as well as with questions of transcription and otherness. She is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, The Freud Project Residency at IMMA and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, received the Kate O’Brien Award and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Award. Sue is currently writer in residence at Maynooth University and her second novel, Redder Days, is forthcoming with Doubleday Books.
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