Andriana Ierodiaconou

Andriana Ierodiaconou was born in 1952 Nicosia. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Biochemistry she pursued a career as a foreign correspondent covering Greece and Cyprus for the Financial Times of London and other media.

A K Mehrotra

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (born 1947) is a poet and critic of repute.  His edited books include The Absent Traveller: Prakrit Love Poetry from the Gathasaptasati of Satavahana Hala (1991), a volume of translations, has recently been reprinted, The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets (1992) and The Last Bungalow: Writings on Allahabad (2007).

Aamer Hussein

Aamer Hussein was born in Karachi on the 8th of April, 1955. He lived there until 1968, then studied for a year and half in the Blue Mountains in India, and moved to London in 1970. He graduated from SOAS (London University) with a degree in Urdu, Persian and History, and later briefly worked as a researcher for films and television before beginning to write full-time in the mid-eighties.

Adil Jussawalla

Adil Jussawalla, poet and critic, is an influential presence in Indian Poetry in English. Born in Mumbai, Jussawalla spent a decade in England where he studied to be an architect, wrote plays, read English at Oxford and taught English at a language school. Between 1972 and 1975 he taught at St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.

Aditi Thorat

Aditi Thorat is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the EdelGive Foundation, the not-for-profit subsidiary of financial services company, Edelweiss Capital, which focuses on providing capacity and capital to non-profits working in the sectors of education and employability.

AJ Thomas

Born on 10 June 1952,in Kerala, India, A.J.Thomas is a poet and fiction writer and has also translated extensively from Malayalam poetry, fiction and drama over the last two decades, with several books to his credit. Thomas regularly publishes poetry, short fiction, translations, book reviews and features on literary and cultural matters in journals, magazines and websites in India and abroad.

Alamgir Hashmi

Alamgir Hashmi was born in Pakistan and has published eleven books of poetry and several volumes of literary criticism in the United States, England, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, India and other countries. He has won a number of awards and honors, and his work has been translated into several European and Asian languages. For over three decades he has taught in European, Asian, and U.S. universities, as Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

Aman Nath

Aman Nath is a historian by education. From an early age he has written poetry, as also practiced graphic design and copywriting for several path-breaking advertising campaigns. He has co-written and authored thirteen large-format illustrated books on art, history, architecture, corporate biography and photography, two of which have won national awards.

Ami Kaye

Ami Kaye is the author of What Hands Can Hold (Xlibris, 2010), and soon to be released Singer of the Ragas. Ami’s poems, reviews, articles and interviews have appeared in various publications including Cartier Street Review, Peony Moon, The Argotist Online, Luciole Press, Kritya, Dream Chasers Magazine, Bird’s Eye Review, Diode Poetry Journal and Scottish Poetry Review.

Amit Chaudhuri

Born in Calcutta, India, in 1962, Amit Chaudhuri was brought up in Bombay. He graduated from University College, London, and was a research student at Balliol College, Oxford. He was later Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and received the Harper Wood Studentship for English Literature and Poetry from St John's College, Cambridge. He has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including The Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Yorker and Granta magazine.

Amy King

Amy King's most recent books are Slaves to Do These Things and I'm the Man Who Loves You, both from Blazevox. She is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet, Ron Padgett, and co-edits Esque Magazine with Ana Bozicevic.

Anand Thakore

Anand Thakore is a Hindustani classical singer by profession, a disciple of Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande and Pandit Baban Haldankar. He has been writing poetry in English since his teens. Waking in December (2001) is his first collection of poems. His more recent work has appeared in New Quest, The P.E.N. Quarterly and in Poetry Wales.

Anindita Sengupta

Anindita Sengupta’s collection of poems City of Water was published by Sahitya Akademi in February, 2010. Her work has previously been published in several journals including Eclectica, NthPosition, Pratilipi, Cha: An Asian Journal, Kritya, and Muse India. It has also appeared in the anthologies Mosaic (Unisun, 2008), Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009), and Poetry with Prakriti (Prakriti Foundation, 2010).

Anis Shivani

These poems of Anis Shivani are from his forthcoming debut book My Tranquil War and Other Poems (New York Quarterly Books, 2012).  Anis is also the author of Anatolia and Other Stories (2009, longlisted for the Frank O'Connor award)

Anju Makhija

Anju Makhija is a poet, playwright, translator and free-lance writer. She has a M.A in Communications from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and has worked in the fields of education, training and television. She has also co-edited an anthology of partition poetry entitled Freedom and Fissures and translated the verse of the 16th century sufi mystic, Shah Abdul Latif Seeking the Beloved.

Anjum Hasan

Anjum Hasan's poems have appeared in several recent anthologies of Indian poetry and her first collection of poems – Street on the Hill – will shortly be out from the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. She writes fiction and criticism in addition to poetry. Anjum grew up in Shillong and now lives in Bangalore where she works at the India Foundation for the Arts.

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