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Portrature of the Writers invited to the "Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007". Scotland

Edinburgh 19/08/2007. International Book Festival. David Davidar is an author and publisher. He was educated at Madras (now Chennai) and Harvard University (where he obtained a diploma in publishing). In 1985, while still in his mid-twenties, he became one of the founding members of Penguin in India where he edited or published authors like Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Vikram Chandra, Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Khushwant Singh, R.K. Narayan, Shobhaa De, Romila Thapar, Shashi Tharoor, Suketu Mehta, William Dalrymple, Mohsin Hamid and Ramachandra Guha. In 2004 he was transferred to Penguin Books in Canada where the authors he publishes include Philip Roth, Khaled Hosseini, John Le Carre, Alice Munro (in paperback), Stuart McLean, Margaret Macmillan, Joseph Boyden, Zadie Smith, Hisham Matar, Adrienne Clarkson, Michael Ignatieff and John Ralston Saul. He has also been the National Affairs Editor for 5 very renowned publications of the 80's, namely, Gentleman, GFQ, TV & Video World, Technocrat & Business Computer.

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Edinburgh 19/08/2007. International Book Festival. David Davidar is an author and publisher. He was educated at Madras (now Chennai) and Harvard University (where he obtained a diploma in publishing). In 1985, while still in his mid-twenties, he became one of the founding members of Penguin in India where he edited or published authors like Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Vikram Chandra, Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Khushwant Singh, R.K. Narayan, Shobhaa De, Romila Thapar, Shashi Tharoor, Suketu Mehta, William Dalrymple, Mohsin Hamid and Ramachandra Guha. In 2004 he was transferred to Penguin Books in Canada where the authors he publishes include Philip Roth, Khaled Hosseini, John Le Carre, Alice Munro (in paperback), Stuart McLean, Margaret Macmillan, Joseph Boyden, Zadie Smith, Hisham Matar, Adrienne Clarkson, Michael Ignatieff and John Ralston Saul. He has also been the National Affairs Editor for 5 very renowned publications of the 80's, namely, Gentleman, GFQ, TV & Video World, Technocrat & Business Computer.