ANNIE ZAIDI is the festival director of Chandigarh Literature Festival 2018.
She writes across several genres including reportage, fiction, drama, and comics. She is the author of Gulab, Love Stories # 1 to 14, and Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, and the co-author of The Good Indian Girl. She has edited Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing, and Equal Halves.
She is also the winner of The Hindu Playwright Award 2018, for Untitled 1. Her script for a radio
play, Jam, was the regional (South Asia) winner for the BBC’s International Playwriting
Zaidi works as a filmmaker too. Her first documentary film, ‘In her Words: The Journey of Indian
Women’, traces the lives and struggles of women as reflected in their literature. She has written and
directed five fictional short films.