5 - 7 December 2019 , Thu - Sat @ The International Centre Goa


About > Curator

Damodar Mauzo

Damodar MauzoDamodar Mauzo is a novelist and short fiction writer, scriptwriter and critic. He has over 15 books to his credit. His 1983 Sahitya Akademi award winning novel Karmelin has been translated into over a dozen languages. His YA novel, Tsunami Simon won him Vishwa Konkani Kendra's Vimala V. Pai Sahitya Puraskar. His stories are widely translated into various Indian languages besides Portuguese, French and English. Two of his novels, KARMELIN and TSUNAMI SIMON and three of his story collections published into English are These Are My Children, Mirage and Teresa's Man. The latter one was nominated for the Frank O'Connor International Prize in 2015. Rumadful is translated into Marathi as Shantateche Ghan. National TV channel, Doordarshan has telecast two of his much acclaimed stories in the Hindi serials Ek Kahani and Aur Ek Kahani. Winner of several literary awards, he is a three times award winning scriptwriter. He has written for five films of which two have won the national awards.(Graphics), Ministry of Culture, Government of India (2011).

Vivek Menezes

Vivek MenezesVivek Menezes is the co-founder and co-curator of Goa Arts & Literature Festival (GALF) alongside his friend and mentor, the eminent Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo. He is a widely published writer and photographer, a columnist for Times of India, editor of The Peacock daily newspaper at the International Film Festival of India, and a frequent contributor to leading periodicals in India and abroad. He was born in Bombay, attended high school in New York, and holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the London School of Economics. His debut book of non-fiction is due in 2019 from Penguin Random House. He is also the curator of the large-scale group exhibition Panjim 175, which is part of the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. He lives in Panjim with his wife and three sons, right next to where the Mandovi river merges with the Arabian Sea at Miramar beach.