Anantha Padmanabhan

We are delighted to welcome Anantha Padmanabhan to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes Author Ananth Padmanabhan.

Anantha Padmanabhan is a dog lover, photographer, novelist, bibliophile, bookseller and CEO at HarperCollins Publishers India.

His first work of fiction, ‘Play with Me’, was published by Penguin in 2014.

Play With Me by Ananth Padmanabhan (cover art by Bhavi Mehta).

Play With Me by Ananth Padmanabhan (cover art by Bhavi Mehta).

‘Play With Me’ follows Sid, a successful ad agency photographer who is single and has everything he wants – a great job, great colleagues and a hassle free life. But if there is one thing that has eluded him – love. Then the gorgeous, free-spirited Cara walks into his life. Sexually obsessed, the two begin a charged affair that disrupts all his notions of love and transforms the way Sid thinks about erotic pleasure. But then something strange happens – Sid falls in love with another woman.

“In conservative India, it’s always a good idea to push the envelope. But when someone decides to tear it up, it’s even better” – Brunch