Venita Coelho

Venita Coelho works with words, images and paint. She is the author of seven published books with three more scheduled for publication in 2019. She has written an award-winning trilogy published by Hachette India. Tiger by the Tail won a special jury mention at the Neev Awards (2018). Dead as a Dodo won The Hindu Goodbooks award for best Children’s Fiction (2016). Monkey See Monkey Do was nominated for The Hindu Goodbooks award for best Children’s fiction (2017). Boy No. 32 published by Scholastic, was nominated for the Neev Awards (2018). Her book of feminist ghost stories, The Washer of the Dead, published by Zubaan/Penguin was shortlisted for The Frank O’Connor Awards. Soap: Writing and Surviving Television is a standard text in media colleges. She has had a long career in television as a writer and director. The shows she has worked on include Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, and Trikaal. She has been vice president at Sony Television, Cinevistaas and Endemol India. She is currently writing films for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Raju Hirani. Her work on canvas and glass was shown at her solo exhibition in Goa titled, The Naked Gaze.

Her books:
Tiger by the Tail
Dead as a Dodo
Monkey See Monkey Do
Voices in the Wind