December 7, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“Breaking into literary magazines was a challenge, and I received many rejections which made me question my ability as a writer.” – Salini Vineeth (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Salini Vineeth as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today, we are featuring Salini Vineeth, a fiction and freelance writer based in Bangalore. She worked as an engineer for ten years before turning to full-time writing in 2018. She has published four books since – Magic Square (novella), Everyday People (short story collection), and travel guides for Hampi and Badami. ‘Everyday People’ was the finalist in the Amazon Pen2Publish contest 2019. She won the eShe writing contests in 2019 and 2020. Her flash fiction was long-listed in the Australian Writer’s Centre’s Furious Fiction contest. Salini won the Orange Flower award for humour in 2023. Her short stories have appeared in The Bangalore Review, Café Dissensus, The Bilingual Window, Kitaab, and The Bombay Review, among others.


Books: Magic Square, Everyday People, Hampi – History and Architecture

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