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Salil Desai

Salil Desai is an author, columnist and film-maker based in Pune. Murder Milestone (2020) is the 4th book of his much-acclaimed Inspector Saralkar Mystery Series, on the heels of 3 and a Half Murders (2017), The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen (2015) and Killing Ashish Karve (2014). The Inspector Saralkar Mystery series has been optioned by Times Studio Originals (now Junglee Pictures) for adaptation into a web series.
Salil’s other popular books are Murder on a Side Street (2011), Lost Libido and Other Gulp Fiction (2012), as well as The Sane Psychopath (2018), the screen rights of which have been picked up by Endemol India recently.

Over the years, Salil’s books have received good reviews in The Hindu, New Indian Express, The Pioneer, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, First City, The Tribune etc. His work has been praised by veteran authors Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Shobhaa De and film-makers Sriram Raghavan and Sujoy Ghosh.
An alumnus of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Salil also conducts intensive workshops in creative fiction writing, story and scenario design, screenplay writing and film-making at leading liberal arts institutions, media and communication colleges and other renowned organizations across India.

As a newspaper columnist, over 400 articles, op-ed pieces, features and travelogues written by him have appeared in The Times of India, Indian Express, DNA, The Tribune, Reader’s Digest, Deccan Herald, The Hindu etc.
Salil was also one of the 4 international authors worldwide selected for the HALD International Writers’ Residency in Denmark, hosted by the Danish Centre for Writers & Translators in June 2016.

Salil HALD Fellowship

Salil was also one of the 4 international authors worldwide selected for the HALD International Writers’ Residency in Denmark,
hosted by the Danish Centre for Writers & Translators in June 2016.

Salil's Books

Workshops by Salil

Workshop at NID Bangalore

Salil Desai September 2018

National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore September 2018

Workshop at Kurukshetra

Salil Desai August 2018

National Institute of Design (NID), Kurukshetra August 2018

Fiction Writing

Salil Desai December 2017

WRITER’S MANTRA – DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore, Dec. 2017

The Sane Psychopath,
Salil Desai