Kiran Manral

Author • Writer •

Author Kiran Manral is also a speaker and mentor. She has written in different formats including columns for Times of India, Scroll, The Telegraph and Cosmopolitan, short stories for anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Best Asian Speculative Fiction and City of Screams. Her novels traverse various genres from horror - The Face at the Window and More Things in Heaven and Earth, psychological thriller - Missing, Presumed Dead, non-fiction - Karmic Kids and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting and detective fiction - Reluctant Detective and The Kitty Party Murder. She is also a multiple awardee having won the Women Achievers Award by Young Environmentalists Association and the International Women’s Day Award 2018 from the Indian Council for UN Relations (supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Government of India), among others.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Saturday 11 May

Murder, Mystery, Misdirection: The Case of Indian Detective Fiction

Panel Discussion

Get ready to be swept away into the enchanting world of Indian detective fiction — a world where mysteries unfold against the vibrant backdrop of Indian cities and towns, and where local sleuths reign supreme! From the bustling streets of Kolkata to the serene landscapes of Kochi, discover how Indian cities and towns come alive as integral characters in these gripping tales. Uncover the influences that shape Indian writers' narratives and delve into what makes Indian detective fiction a genre like no other.