The faculty includes:

Naveen Kishore
Founder and publisher, Seagull Books.

Sunandini Banerjee
Senior editor and graphic designer, Seagull Books.

Bishan Samaddar
Assistant editor, designer and compositor at Seagull Books.


Over the years, visiting faculty have included:

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

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

Karthika V. K. 
Publisher, HarperCollins Publishers India.

Chiki Sarkar 
Publisher, Juggernaut.

Manasi Subramaniam 
Commissioning Editor and Rights Manager at HarperCollins Publishers India.

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.

Udayan Mitra
Associate Publisher and Head of Rights for Penguin Random House, India.

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

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

John Donatich
Director, Yale University Press.

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

Ken Wissoker
Editorial Director, Duke University Press

Petra Hardt 
Head of Foreign Rights at Suhrkamp, Berlin.

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

Jo Lendle
Publisher, Carl Hanser, Munich.

Fiona McCrae 
Publisher, Graywolf Press, Minnesota.



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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