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NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014
Sujata Massey Sujata Massey is the author of 12 books published in 15 countries. Born in England to parents from India and Germany, she grew up mostly in Saint Paul, MN. After graduating from the Johns Hopkins University, Sujata worked for five years as a newspaper journalist at the Baltimore Evening Sun before marrying and moving to Asia to begin her dream career as a novelist. Sujata's mystery series set in Japan and featuring the sleuth Rei Shimura has won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark awards. In 2013, Sujata's first historical novel set in India, The Sleeping Dictionary, was published in the United States. Foreign rights were sold to publishers in India, Italy and Turkey. BOOKLIST called it "an utterly engrossing tale of love, espionage, betrayal and survival...historical fiction at its best."
Gary Bass is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction and won the Lionel Gelber Prize; Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention; and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals. He is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. A former reporter for The Economist, he has written often for the New York Times, and has also written for The New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Slate, and other publications.
Neil PadukoneNeil Padukone is the author of "Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent" (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is a former Public Service Fellow at the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a geopolitics fellow at the Takshashila Institution. A former foreign affairs columnist for the Christian Science Monitor and South Asia commentator at Russia Today News, Neil’s work has been published in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Journal of International Affairs, Newsweek’s Daily Beast, The National Interest, South Asian Survey, the World Affairs Journal, the Huffington Post, and the Economic and Political Weekly, among others.
Preeti SinghPreeti Singh has worked as the head for content for Disney Publishing in India and wrote, edited and designed the Smart Beginnings Workbook program. In addition she created new content for Disney India movies in books and magazines . Preeti has worked as an Acquisitions Editor for Popular Prakashan with a mandate to set up an English Fiction List for 2011/2012 for them. Her published works include ‘Great Books for Children’ for Rupa Publishers , preschooler books for Navneet Publishers and articles on Parenting in Times of India\'s Mumbai suburban supplement, The Westside Plus. She blogs at and is an active contributor to Preeti manages an online book review, interview and manuscript help site called 
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