The faculty includes:

Naveen Kishore
Founder and publisher, Seagull Books.

Sunandini Banerjee
Senior editor and graphic designer, Seagull Books.

Bishan Samaddar
Editor, designer and compositor, Seagull Books.


Over the years, visiting faculty have included:

Urvashi Butalia
Writer, publisher, feminist, historian and director of Zubaan Books, New Delhi.

John Donatich
Director, Yale University Press.

Jennie Dorny 
Foreign Rights Manager at Editions du Seuil, France.

Barbara Epler
President, New Directions, New York.

Shanta Gokhale
Novelist, playwright, translator, theatre historian and critic.

Petra Hardt 
Head of Foreign Rights at Suhrkamp, Berlin.

Jo Lendle
Publisher, Carl Hanser, Munich.

Fiona McCrae 
Publisher, Graywolf Press, Minnesota.

Udayan Mitra
Publisher – Literary, HarperCollins India.

Jerry Pinto
Writer of poetry, prose and children’s fiction in English, translator and journalist.

Colin Robinson
Co-founder, OR Books, New York.

Chiki Sarkar 
Publisher, Juggernaut.

Kalpana Shukla 
Managing Director of KW Publishers Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. Earlier Regional Director at Palgrave Macmillan for the regions of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan

Rick Simonson
Book buyer and co-director of the Author Readings Programme at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle.

Ravi Singh 
Editor and co-founder of Speaking Tiger Books, New Delhi.

Jacob Stevens
Managing Director, Verso Books.

Manasi Subramaniam 
Senior Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House India.

Alan Thomas
Editorial Director, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago Press.

Karthika V. K. 
Publisher, Westland Books.

Ken Wissoker
Editorial Director, Duke University Press.

2 thoughts on “Faculty

  1. Devangana Ojha

    I feel like I may have missed the deadline for this. Does the course really start tomorrow? Will the next round of applications start in 2017?

    1. Dear Devangana, Alas, yes, you have missed the deadline. The next course begins on 1 January 2017, and the application process for that course begins on 1 October 2016. Please would you apply then? Many thanks for your interest in the course. We hope to have you as a student in the next one. Best wishes, the Seagull team.

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