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G Sampath

G Sampath is a writer and journalist based in Delhi. He is currently the social affairs editor at The Hindu. He was previously a columnist for Livemint. He was part of the launch team of Daily News and Analysis (DNA) in Mumbai and served as its books editor from 2005 to 2012. His books include How to Make Enemies and Offend People (Penguin-Viking, 2013), a collection of non-fiction humour, Autoplay (HarperCollins, 2017), a book of short stories, and The Pleasure Principle (Amaryllis, 2016), an edited anthology of erotic fiction. He also pens the satirical Sunday column ‘Allegedly’,  hosts the In-Focus series of current affairs podcasts, and curates the Evening Wrap newsletter for The Hindu. 
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Lakshmi is the co-founder of Atta Galatta, a Bengaluru-based bookstore with a focus on Indian, vernacular writing and is a venue for literary, art and cultural events. Since its inception in 2012, the bookstore has hosted over 2000 events, including book launches, poetry readings, theatre performances, art shows, screenings, storytelling sessions and workshops. Lakshmi is also one of the organizers of the prestigious Bengaluru Poetry Festival, India's first and only event dedicated exclusively to the promotion of poetry.
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Preeti Gill

Preeti Gill is an independent literary agent who has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a commissioning editor and rights director. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including 1984 in Memory and Imagination (2016). Her documentary Rambuai: Mizoram’s ‘Trouble’ Years (co-produced with Sanjoy Hazarika) was released in September 2016. She has edited She Stoops To Kill, an anthology of murder stories by women as well as Insider/ Outsider: Belonging and Unbelonging in India’s Northeast both published in 2019. She has also set up a literary and cultural hub, the first of its kind, called Majha House.