650+ Prestigious, Award Winning Authors, Photographers, Editors & Translators

Born in 1931, Santheshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa was the Professor of Philosophy at the Regional College of Education in Mysore, and an Education Officer at the N.C.E.R.T., Delhi. Bhyrappa has so far published 22 novels. A pan-Indian writer in true sense of the term, his novels have been translated into almost all Indian languages. He is the bestselling novelist in Kannada over the last 25 years, an extremely popular novelist in Marathi over the past decade and one of the top five best selling novelists in Hindi.
Lakshman (1957- 2017) was from Kathriguppe, a village in South Bengaluru Taluk. He was a social activist and a writer, known for his many collections of poems, short stories and two novel.
Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora, a professional agro-meteorologist, has established himself as a prolific author in addition to his scientific career. He has authored a total of twenty-nine novels and twenty-six short story collections, some of which have enjoyed bestseller status for several years. Dr. Bora's literary achievements have earned him prestigious accolades, including the 'Saraswati Samman' in 2008, the 'Sahitya Akademi Award' in 1988, and the 'Assam Valley Literary Award' in 2004. In addition to his literary pursuits, Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora has an academic background as a former professor of physics and agro-meteorology. He has also held the position of chairman of the Assam Pollution Control Board. Currently, he serves as the editor of the widely circulated Assamese weekly publication, "Goriyoshi."
Lakshmi Kannan, aka ‘Kaaveri’, is a bilingual writer and poet, with over 27 publications in Tamil and English. She has published 2 novels, multiple collections of poems and short stories, as well as literary criticism. She has been an associate professor of English at Delhi University colleges and IIT, Delhi, before she joined an MNC as a Senior Writer and Language Coordinator. She was a Resident Writer at International Writing Program, Iowa; Visiting Writer under the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship at University of Kent, Canterbury; Sahitya Akademi Writer attached to Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Fellow at IIAS, Shimla. She has won the Ilakkiya Chintanai Award for short fiction in Tamil and the Katha Award for Translation
Lakshmi Holmström played a pivotal role in introducing the rich literary tradition of Tamil literature to the wider English-speaking world. Her translations brought the works of Tamil authors to a global audience, shedding light on the diverse themes and voices present in Tamil literature. Throughout her career, Holmström worked closely with Tamil authors, capturing the nuances and cultural elements of their works in her translations. This commitment to preserving the authenticity of the original texts while making them accessible to English-speaking readers earned her critical acclaim and admiration in the literary community. Her recognition as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2011 highlighted the importance of her work in bridging the gap between Tamil literature and the global literary landscape. Lakshmi Holmström's contributions continue to serve as a testament to the power of translation in fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of world literature. Lakshmi Holmström (1935–2016) was an Indian-British writer, literary critic, and translator of Tamil fiction into English. Her most prominent works were her translations of short stories and novels of the contemporary writers in Tamil. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2011. 
Lalita Das has contributed to various projects and written numerous articles on diverse subjects, exploring the interdependence of architecture and social systems, architecture designed by women, and the life of the Adivasis. Her work has been published in Indian and international publications. She has presented papers on town planning in ancient India and on the position of women in Hinduism at various international conferences held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Toronto, and Colombo.
Larisa Ivankovic is a freelance illustrator, with several years of experience in illustrating books for children through her company Little Witch Factory illustrations.
Laxmi Dhaul has authored Sufi Shrine of Ajmer and The Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya. She has also written Chimi's Dreamworld, a children's book on the environment. An alumna of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, she is involved in setting up renewable power plants and using agricultural waste.
Leela Sarup, with a keen interest in History, has compiled the Colonial Emigrants Acts (1837-1932) on Indentured Labour and has written projects amongst which is narratives of the Sepoy Mutiny in India.
Leela Venkataraman's career as a writer on Dance began in 1980 as a dance critic for The National Herald and later the Patriot. Associated with the daily The Hindu for over thirty years, her Friday Review column has earned her a wide reputation for her incisive commentary on the dance scene. Widely traveled, she has been a regular participant in dance seminars in India and abroad.
Leonid Plotkin, born in 1972 in the USSR, grew up in America and pursued studies in law in Boston and Oxford. He later worked as a legal practitioner in New York City. However, his passion for photography led him to transition into a career as a freelance documentary photographer in 2007. His photographic work has been featured in various international publications, including "National Geographic," "National Geographic Traveler," "The Guardian," and "The Economist." Leonid dedicates most of his time to exploring and capturing moments around the world, but he considers New York City his home.
Leslie K. Mwambazi, born in 1974 in Lusaka, Zambia, into an African Christian family, has led a diverse and explorative life. His journey has taken him through various interests, cultures, faiths, and religions. Along the way, he has ventured into music, performance on stage, songwriting and poetry, dance, music recording, and broadcasting. Upon moving to the UK, he continued his artistic endeavors, delving into painting. For eight years, Leslie and Anisha have dedicated their efforts to building their art collection and developing the concept of Volutionism.
Lila Patel, born in Gujarat, grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka and then in Delhi where she graduated from Lady Irwin College. Lila was a competitive golfer and an entrepreneur. She founded the Flora International, later Flora Enterprise, which supplied live plants and flower arrangements to the corporate world in Calcutta till about 2007.
Linthoi Chanu Linthoi Chanu (Potsangbam Linthoingambi Chanu) is a writer from Manipur. Her central area of interest includes Manipuri folklore, legends and mythologies, of which she has with experimented modern retellings for the new generation through various media platforms. Her debut book The Tales of Kanglei Throne (2017) is recognised for its impact on re-popularising folk stories and legends of Manipur among the youth. Her second book is a collection of short stories, Wari (2019).Most of her works are conceived by memory, identity and imagination coming together to bring out the richness of a culture and art. As a storyteller, chasing after stories to share them with the world is her passion.  
Lokesh Chandra is an internationally renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. A prolific writer, he has to his credit 580 works, including critical editions of classical texts in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, and old Javanese language. Among them are classics like the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography in 15 volumes. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of India to the Parliament in 1974-80, and again in 1980-86. He has been Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.
Louis-Théophile Marie Rousselet (1845-1929) was a French traveller, writer, photographer and pioneer of the darkroom. His photographic work now commands high prices. Many of his drawings and photographs were made into engravings by others. He was in India from 1864 to 1868. He spent much time in central India (AlwarBarodaBhopalGwaliorUdaipur and several other cities in Rajasthan).
Luciano Wernicke Luciano Wernicke was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a journalism graduate from the University of Salvador, he worked in the sports media such as the magazine El Gráfico and the newspaper Olé. He also taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos for about 20 years. In 2019, he was assistant to the Costa Rica National Football Team manager, Gustavo Matosas.Wernicke is the author of numerous books on sports such as The Most Incredible World Cup Stories, The Most Incredible Football Stories, Doctor and Champion, Duel Never Won (a comparative biography of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), etc.
Luciano Wernicke was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated in journalism from the University of Salvador and began his career in sports media, contributing to publications like the magazine El Gráfico and the newspaper Olé. Additionally, he taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos for approximately 20 years. In 2019, he served as an assistant to the manager of the Costa Rica National Football Team, Gustavo Matosas. Wernicke is a prolific author of numerous sports-related books, including "The Most Incredible World Cup Stories," "The Most Incredible Football Stories," "Doctor and Champion," and "Duel Never Won" (a comparative biography of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), among others. Besides his writing, Luciano spends his time passionately following football. You can learn more about him at www.lucianowernicke.com.
LV Shanthakumari is a life-member of "Akhila Karnataka Lekakhiyara Sangha". Her poems, articles, and critical essays are published in Kannada and English magazines and journals. She has translated award-winning books to and from Kannada, including Bhyrappa's Mandra (published by Niyogi Books) and Bhitti along with Dr S Ramaswamy. She has authored Yugasaakshi, a critical study on S L Bhyrappa's novels.
Lynn Deas is a multifaceted individual who wears many hats, including that of a writer, businesswoman, and a loving mother of two. She embarked on her publishing journey at a remarkably young age, even before celebrating her 21st birthday. Over the past 25 years, she has taken immense pride in being the owner of some of the finest thoroughbred horses, including Derby and Classic winners. These horses have not only gained recognition in India but have also established themselves as noteworthy figures in Indian racing on the international stage. Lynn Deas is also the publisher of "Racing World," India's exclusive equestrian racing magazine, which was launched in 2003. Her boundless passion and deep-rooted affection for horses have led her to meticulously explore the extensive history of Indian horse racing, resulting in her debut book.
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