Salik Shah

© Suresh Pandey / Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi (2018)

Salik Shah is a science fiction writer and filmmaker from New Delhi. His work has been nominated for Elgin, Toto and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature awards. One of his short stories appears in a course syllabus at SOAS University of London. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review, Asia’s leading science fiction and fantasy journal. He is a founding member of Plurality University (Paris), The Seasteading Institute ambassador to India, and a Future of India Fellow with media appearances and publications around the world.

Shah is a former journalist and advertising professional. He is the chief creative officer at Pidgin Studios, a full-service digital studio based in New Delhi. Apart from his ongoing editorial, literary and film projects, Shah is spearheading the efforts to set up an academic/research institute for science fiction and futures studies in New Delhi. Currently, he is working at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan as the Project Manager for Science Film Festival and related cultural activities and programs.