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Satyam Mandapati

Satyam Mandapati is a very popular writer in Telugu, publishing more than 300 short stories, 4 novels, several plays, and a dozen features in all the leading Telugu magazines in India and USA. Some of his stories were translated into other languages. 

In 1994-95, Satyam wrote "America Betaaludi Kathalu", the first Telugu serial stories from USA depicting the life of Indian immigrants in USA. They were released as a book in 1995. "America Betaaludi Kathalu" the first ever book on India/Telugu Diaspora sold out in about a year and it went into a second edition soon selling all copies.

Satyam so far published thirteen print books, out of which three books went into second print and were also sold out. He also published eight e-books that are sold currently on all key websites, including Kinige, Apple iBooks and Kindle.

Satyam received six awards from Vanguri Foundation of America and two from Rachana magazine for his short stories. Satyam also received several awards for his contribution to Telugu literature from film actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao in 1997 and from Sri PV Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India in 2000. Other awards received are from Vamsee International, SAPNA, Siri Foundation, Vamsee Cultural Trust, Friendship Foundation of India, Chaitanya Bharati, TANA, ATA, TAMA, TANTEX, TCA etc. 

Satyam is conducting monthly Telugu Sahitya Sadassulu in Austin, TX since 1992 and is the force behind the statewide Texas Telugu Sahitya Sadassulu conducted twice a year for the last 21 years.

Satyam Mandapati currently lives in the metro area of Austin, Texas. Satyam did his B. Sc. Physics from Hindu College, Guntur; B.E from Engineering College, Kakinada and M.E. from Andhra University, Vizag. He worked in the Indian Space Research Organization as a Senior Manager for ten years and moved to USA in 1982 and recently retired after working as Vice President of Operations and General Manager from two Hi-Tech companies in Austin.

Satyam Mandapati Contact Information:

E-mail:             satyam_mandapati@yahoo.com