Manasi Subramaniam

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2022 World Fellow

Manasi Subramaniam is Associate Publisher and Head of Rights at Penguin Random House India. She has published some of the most exciting new voices across South Asia, several of whom have gone on to be nominated for international awards including the Booker, Folio, JCB, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Women’s Prize, Desmond Elliott, among others. At Penguin, Manasi heads the imprint Hamish Hamilton and oversees literary fiction and international rights. She also champions multidisciplinary nonfiction with the intention of shaping conversations between communities on pressing issues. 

Manasi has been recognized for her contributions to global publishing and has been invited to the Frankfurt Buchmesse fellowship, the Bureau International de l’Édition Française fellowship, the Australia Council for the Arts Visiting International Publishers program, and the Zev Birger fellowship. She is committed to making publishing more inclusive and accessible and bringing underrepresented voices into mainstream media, and has spoken on trends in publishing at world forums.