Vivek Shanbhag writes in Kannada. He has published five short story collections, three novels and two plays. He has edited two anthologies, one of which is in English. Vivek was the founding editor of the literary journal Desha Kaala. His critically-acclaimed novel Ghachar Ghochar is translated into 18 languages worldwide. Ghachar Ghochar was one of the New York Times critics’ top books of 2017, one of Vulture‘s 100 best books of the 21st century and finalist for the LA Times book prize in fiction.
Vivek is the co-translator of U R Ananthamurthy’s book “Hindutva or Hind Swaraj” into English. He was a Fall 2016 Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa. Vivek is an engineer by training. He lives in Bangalore, India.