Showing speakers from A to F (all speakers listed alphabetically)
Alicia Dongjoo Bang
Alicia Dongjoo Bang is a professional international storyteller from Korea. She has delighted children and adults with her storytelling performances for years. Her Indian nickname is Story Bommai (doll). She weaves magic into her stories.
Born in 1972 in St. Petersburg, Aljoscha Blau graduated from HAW in Hamburg in Illustration and Graphic Arts and has been working ever since as illustrator for German and international publishers. He has been nominated every year for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award since 2009.
Alka Pande, a worshipper of the Sun God and Shiva, loves telling a story through words and images. A trained art historian, Dr Pande has found a new thrill and adventure in life through the many myths and stories within Indic tradition and India’s vast visual culture.
Ameen ul Haque
Ameen-ul-Haque is the founder of The Storywallahs – a storytelling company. He is a storyteller, story coach, teacher and trainer. He sings, plays the harmonica and tells stories that you will remember for a long time.
Singapore-based Andy Chua is a 3D artist and an author. He has a collection of dinosaur bones, and gives lectures on prehistoric life in schools, libraries and museums. Fossil Finders is his first children’s book series.
Anitha Balachandran is a professional juggler. She makes animation films, teaches, writes books and illustrates. If you happen to be in Bangalore you may catch sight of her chasing an unrealistic deadline. Anitha loves her watercolours which she now reluctantly shares with her five-year-old son.
In the little time she spends in the real world, Anjana an award-winning writer, freelances as a journalist. She loves scuba-diving, climbing (mountains not trees), exploring historic places, daydreaming – everything but growing up.
Aparna Jain is a leadership coach who works in corporate India. Because it is rather serious and emotionally taxing, she does fun stuff like write books and fight for gender equality. Her latest book Like a Girl: Real Stories for Tough Kids is her latest fun project and one she is proud of.
Arunava Sinha translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and non-fiction from Bangladesh and India into English. Forty-five of his translations have been published so far in India, the UK and the USA. These include books for children and for young adults by Satyajit Ray, Shibram Chakraborty, Moti Nandy and Muhammed Zafar Iqbal. He has won India’s top translation prize, the Crossword Award for translated books, twice. He was born and grew up in Kolkata, and lives and writes in New Delhi, India.
Atanu Roy has worked on various styles, from the thick outlines of Who’s Smarter to the crazy black and white drawings for Wingless. In 2016, he received the Big Little Book Award for Illustrator.
Ayako Watanabe is a Japanese illustrator who loves to explore an imaginary world and express her inner child in form of art. When she is not doodling, she is usually daydreaming or eating chocolates.
Benita Sen is a trash freak and dream of DIY. She has researched a city’s garbage to write a paper on waste but is even happier waiting for a CD to spring a fault so that she can give it a fresh avatar. Twigs, string, ribbon, old socks… she wishes Santa would bring some for her. Till then, she collects her own to turn into new stuff to leave under the tree.
Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana has been a storyteller for 14 years and the reason she tells stories is to awake stories in others which leads to a healing process. She has performed for different audiences in and out of South Africa. She loves telling stories to children, she dances and sings with them. She also tells stories on UNISA radio station every Fridays.
As a child Boris Pfeiffer narrated his stories to the asphalt strip in front of the car window during long journeys with his parents. Today he is the author of books, plays and poetry for children and young people.
Champa Saha is a teacher, special educator and counsellor who has been reading, listening to and telling stories ever since she can remember.
Based in Spain, Cinta Arribas’ work focuses on people, she likes to imagine stories inspired by different characters. Her work is intense, colorful and expressive; it plays with a subtle sense of humour that highlights the fact that life should always be a little fun.
Cordis Paldano loves the circus and his friends – the trapeze artists – but he loves clowning the most! And even more than that, he loves to share his clowning tricks.
Devapriya Roy is the author of Indira. She is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she spent nearly a decade in pursuit of a PhD on Bharata’s Natyashastra. She currently teaches creative and academic writing at Ashoka University.
Dorling Kindersley is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of high-quality books and online resources for children and adults. Established in 1974 in London, DK produces content in over 87 countries, and in 62 languages.