6 - 8 December 2018 , Thu - Sat @ The International Centre Goa

Nandini Sahai, Festival Director
Nandini SahaiNandini Sahai joined as the Director of The International Centre, Goa (ICG) in October 2009. She is the fourth, as well as the first woman Director of the International Centre, Goa. She has been a development journalist with more than 35 years of experience. She has extensively worked and organized seminars on human development issues with the media, with the aim of creating awareness on problems faced by women, children and the youth, of rural and urban India and South Asia. She has also worked closely on a number of issues relating to RTI and the Judiciary.

Damodar Mauzo, Co-curator
Damodar MauzoDamodar Mauzo is a short fiction writer and novelist writing in Konkani. He is also a columnist, critic and a script writer. He has 13 books in Konkani to his credit besides a few more on the anvil. Among his many awards are the Sahitya Akademi award, Katha Award, World Konkani Centre’s Vimla Pai Sahitya Puraskar and several State literary awards. His award winning novel, KARMELIN is translated into over a dozen languages including English. THESE ARE MY CHILDREN, a collection of stories in translation has been published by KATHA. Yet another collection, TERESA’S MAN, is published this year by Rupa Publications. His novel for young adults, TSUNAMI SIMON, has been published in translation into English by PONYTALE BOOKS. While CinnamonTeal publishing will publish his next collection of not-so-short-stories shortly. He has written screenplays and dialogues for Konkani films. He was awarded the Best Screenplay award (2005) and Best Dialogues award (2003) at the Goa State Film Festival. He is a co-founder and co-curator of GALF.
Vivek Menezes, Co-curator
Vivek MenezesVivek Menezes is a co-founder and Festival Curator of GALF alongside Damodar Mauzo. He is a widely published writer and photographer, and contributor to Conde Nast Traveller, GQ, Vogue, Caravan, Art India, National Geographic Traveller, Mint Lounge and many other publications, as well as a weekly columnist for Times of India. VM was born in Bombay, went to high school in New York, and holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the London School of Economics. Previous career highlights include driving the safari train at the Bronx Zoo, cataloguing the private archives of Francis Newton Souza, serving as Capt. Jacques Cousteau's personal economic advisor, and building Sachin Tendulkar's first official website. VM lives in Goa with his wife and three sons.