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Abha Dawesar      

Award-Winning Novelist, Artist, TED Speaker & Head of Institutional Marketing Strategy and Planning at Vanguard

Abha Dawesar is a novelist, artist and Head of Institutional Marketing Strategy and Planning at Vanguard. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Award as well as a Lambda Literary Award.

New York’s weekly magazine Time Out listed Abha Dawesar as one of 25 people who will make their mark. India’s leading weekly magazine India Today named Dawesar as one of twenty-five path-breaking Indians. She has also been called one of India’s 12 remarkable women by Femina magazine and named by the leading national English language newspaper, The Hindustan Times in its Next Big Things. The New York Foundation of the Arts awarded Dawesar a Fiction Fellowship in 2000. Her books have been short-listed in France for Le Prix Médicis Roman Etranger, Le Prix Bel Ami, le Prix Femina, and le Prix RFI témoin du monde.

Abha Dawesar has been invited to read, speak and conduct seminars in various cities in the U.S., across Europe, India, and Australia. She is an internationally exhibited artist, enthusiastic cook, and avid science junkie.

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