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Nandana Dev Sen and Deepa Mehta at the Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 30 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us for a virtual reading and conversation on Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Acrobat between translator Nandana Dev Sen and critically acclaimed film director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta, hosted by the Toronto International Festival of Authors on October 30 at 6:30pm EST.

The collection of poems speaks to womanhood, intimacy and the body politic that together evokes the arc of an extraordinary life. The collection includes many new translations by Nandana Dev Sen that encapsulate her mother’s work. Poems will be read in English and Bengali.

The link to register for the event is here.

Nandana Dev Sen is a writer, actor, and child-rights activist. She has written six children’s books (translated into more than 15 languages globally), and starred in 20 feature films (from four continents, in numerous languages). She has represented UNICEF, RAHI and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award (and multiple Best Actress Awards), Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children India. Nandana is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (all three at Nandana Dev Sen). For news and updates, please swing by nandanadevsen.com.

Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Her films include the Elemental Trilogy: EarthFireWater (which received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film), Bollywood/Hollywood, Heaven on Earth, Midnight’s Children based on Salman Rushdie’s three-time Booker Prize winning novel and Anatomy of Violence.  Deepa directed the pilot and second episode for the Netflix Original series, Leila, and the pilot episode, The Manager, for Apple TV’s Little America. Her latest feature film Funny Boy, based on the award winning novel by Shyam Selvadurai, received awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Director at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards and for Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Performance Female at the 2021 Leo Awards.

The Toronto International Festival of Authors, Canada’s largest literary festival, runs from October 21-31. You can learn more about the festival here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


October 30
6:30 pm