Manjiri Prabhu is a Pune-based English Author, Film-maker and Founder/Director of the Pune International Literary Festival.
Dr. Prabhu holds a Doctorate in Communication Science and is an independent film-maker for Television and a Writer. She has directed over 200 children’s TV programmes and more than 50 short fiction and travel films. Her unpublished psychological thriller novel was adapted into a Hindi feature film by NFDC, titled Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha. Her thesis, converted into a book, titled Roles: Reel and Real, has become a rare reference book for students of Hindi cinema. Prabhu has been acknowledged as a pioneer in India among women writers of mystery fiction, and she has a diverse global fan following. She is also the first female mystery Author to be published outside India.
Prabhu has been acknowledged as a pioneer in India among women writers of mystery fiction, and she has a diverse global fan following. She is also the first female mystery Author to be published outside India. And much recently, Prabhu has been acknowledged to be a ‘match for Dan Brown’ by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
She has been invited to reputed International Literature Festivals like the Agatha Christie Festival, UK and International Women Fiction Writers, Matera, Italy.
Her novels ‘The Cosmic Clues’ was selected as a Killer Book, by Independent Mystery Booksellers of America and ‘The Astral Alibi’ was honoured as a ‘Notable Book’ in the Kiriyama Prize.
She has recently been chosen as one of 50 Inspiring Women of Maharashtra and has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Writing’ by ERTC Global Herald, in Mumbai. As well been awarded the Rex Karmaveer Gold Medal Award.
She is also an animal welfare activist promoting caring and adoption of stray dogs.
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