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Gavin Bishop, from New Zealand, is a children’s writer of international, as well as local, reputation. As a picture book author and artist, he has published 70 books that have been translated into twelve languages and won numerous awards. He has also written the libretti for two children’s ballets for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Greystroke is a self-taught artist who’s been drawing ever since he can remember. He has been a writer, illustrator, art director (even publisher) for over 20 years now. He’s a photographer and filmmaker as well.
Habib & Shubham
Habib Ali is studying BFA in Gwalior and has been training and illustrating with the Riyaaz Academy in Bhopal. He has illustrated books for many publishers and magazines. Shubham Lakhera is studying BFA in Gwalior and has been training and illustrating with the Riyaaz Academy in Bhopal. He has illustrated books for many publishers and magazines. He also likes humming old Hindi songs.
Ira Saxena is a child psychologist, writer and reviewer of children’s books. She is the recipient of Shankar’s Silver Medal for Writing in 1996. She is the founding member and Secretary of the AWIC.
A seasoned media professional and actor, Janaki Sabesh loves stories – telling, writing and living them. As the founder of Golpo – Tales Unlimited, she mixes stories with theatre, movement, and music and creates magic! She has recently turned author with her book, The Jungle Storytelling Festival, published by Tulika Publishers.
Although a teacher for many years, Jayshree Misra-Tripathi is still a keen student, an observer, learning something new every day and seeking out harmony in the world around her. She enjoys watching plays, listening to music and writing!
Jeeva Raghunath pioneered the storytelling movement in Tamil Nadu and has represented India at various festivals around the globe. Her company Kathaikalatta organises an international storytelling festival “Under the Aalamaram!”. She smells, tastes, feels, sees and hears stories!
Joeanna Rebello believes she was once an Old Building – home to a hundred different lives that sang, ate and danced within her. It explains why she’s drawn to old buildings in this life. And why her children’s book, Treasure at the Train Station, has a grand old building at the heart of it – Victoria Terminus! She writes and edits for a living.
Kamal Pruthi, the very own Kabuliwala of kids, the man with the jhola of stories is the only Performance Storyteller in India who writes songs and performs stories in German along with six other Indian languages.
Kamla Bhasin loves writing, hates injustice and believes in the power of love to transform the world. She has spent her life challenging gender discrimination through her books and songs.
Karishma Mahbubani is a storyteller with an avid love for early childhood education, books, shoes and her family, but not necessarily in that order. She lives by the beach and calls Chennai her home.
Karthika Gopalakrishnan & Sonali Shenoy
Karthika Gopalakrishnan is a writer, storyteller, daydreamer, and dedicated polish-off-er of jars of chocolate ganache. She enjoys her work as an editor but she really likes making children laugh – and making appallingly bad puns. Sonali Shenoy has a penchant for stories that do not fit in boxes. As a journalist, she has written on a range of topics, including crocodiles in love. The Dog Who Taught Me Math is her first children’s book.
Kristin Roskifte is a Norwegian illustrator and picture book author. She has made eight picture books with topics like crowds, surreal dream homes, queueing and animals with body issues. She is inspired by how different yet alike people are.
Artist, author and Australian children’s Laureate 2016-2017, Leigh Hobbs is the creator of twenty children’s books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken, Fiona the Pig, Mr Badger and the FREAKS in 4F.