A Conversation with Karthika Naïr and Nandana Dev Sen, Hosted by Elliott Bay Bookstore
June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, June 12 at 5:00PM EST, the Elliott Bay Bookstore will host a conversation with Nandana Dev Sen and Karthika Naïr to discuss Nandana’s translation of Acrobat by Nabaneeta Dev Sen.
NANDANA DEV SEN is a writer, actor and child-rights activist. She translated Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Make Up Your Mind, and authored six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages globally. An award-winning actor, Nandana has starred in 20 feature films from four continents, and in multiple languages. Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children, India. She has partnered with UNICEF, Apne Aap International and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award, Nandana has served on the jury of several child-rights commissions, global film festivals and international literary awards, including the DSC Prize.
Karthika Naïr is a French-Indian author and poet. Her poetry has been widely anthologised across the world, including in Granta, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Review (UK), and The Literary Review (USA). She has also served as a principal scriptwriter for choreographer Akram Khan’s DESH and Chotto Desh. In 2019, she published her award-winning Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, which Archipelago published in 2019. Alongside her writing, Naïr is a dance producer and curator.