Notes on Con­trib­u­tors

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Ti­mothy Adès is a rhyming trans­la­tor-poet work­ing from French, Ger­man, Span­ish and (rarely) Greek. He has awards for ver­sions of Jean Cas­sou, Robert Des­nos, Vic­tor Hugo, and Al­fonso Reyes; other favourite po­ets are Brecht, Sike­lianós and Ri­carda Huch. He runs an oc­ca­sional book­stall of trans­lated po­etry. His new­est books are: Florentino and the Devil, by Al­berto Arvelo Tor­re­alba (Venezuela); Lov­ing by Will, our na­tional Bard’s 154 amorous tal­is­mans put into li­pograms with­out avoid­ing A,I, O, or U; and Robert Des­nos’s, Sur­re­al­ist, Lover, Re­sis­tant. In all three books, his text faces the orig­i­nal.

Houman Barekat is a book critic based in London. His reviews have ap­peared in the Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment, the Spec­ta­tor, Lit­er­ary Re­view, the Ir­ish Times and else­where. He is coed­i­tor (with Robert Barry and David Win­ters) of The Dig­i­tal Critic: Lit­er­ary Cul­ture On­line, forth­com­ing from O/R Books.

Soumya Bhat­tacharya is the edi­tor of Hin­dus­tan Times, Mum­bai. He is the author of five books of fic­tion, non-fic­tion and me­moir.

Sa­gari Ch­habra is a poet ( The Pro­fes­sional Woman’s Dreams), play­wright ( The Gift) and an award-win­ning film-di­rec­tor ( Now, I will Speak, True Free­dom, Tatva and oth­ers). She has writ­ten and di­rected fif­teen films which have won five awards. Her lat­est book, In Search Of Free­dom (Harper Collins 2015) was awarded the Na­tional Laadli Me­dia award. She lives in New Delhi.

Claire Crowther has writ­ten three col­lec­tions of po­etry. The first, Stretch of Clo­sures (Shears­man 2007), was short­listed for the Alde­burgh Best First Col­lec­tion prize. Her lat­est pub­li­ca­tion is Bare George (Shears­man, 2016), a chap­book writ­ten af­ter a year’s res­i­dency in the Royal Mint Mu­seum. Her po­etry is recorded in the Po­etry Ar­chive.

Pa­trick James Er­ring­ton is a poet and trans­la­tor from the prairies of Al­berta, Canada. Among oth­ers, his po­ems won The London Mag­a­zine Po­etry Prize (2016), were com­mended in the Na­tional Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion (2017), and ap­peared in nu­mer­ous jour­nals and an­tholo­gies in­clud­ing Best New Po­ets (2016), The Iowa Re­view, Cop­per Nickel, West Branch, The Amer­i­can Lit­er­ary Re­view, Cider Press Re­view, Diagram, and Horsethief. His French trans­la­tion (with Laure Gall) of PJ Har­vey’s The Hol­low of the Hand was re­leased by Édi­tions l’Âge d’Homme in 2017.

Shaun Fynn is an ac­claimed de­signer with over 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence in ad­vis­ing and cre­at­ing for For­tune 500 com­pa­nies. Since found­ing STUDIOFYNN in 1997 he has de­vel­oped the prac­tice in the US, Italy and emerg­ing mar­kets work­ing in the ar­eas of de­sign, de­sign re­search, photo doc­u­men­tary and de­sign ed­u­ca­tion. He is also a vis­it­ing lec­turer at the Na­tional In­sti­tute of De­sign in Ahmed­abad, In­dia, the IIT in Mum­bai, In­dia, Art Cen­ter Col­lege of Art and De­sign in Los An­ge­les and the Isti­tuto Europeo di De­sign in Mi­lan.

Is­abel Gal­ley­more’s first pam­phlet is Daz­zle Ship (Wor­ple Press). In 2016 she won the Basil Bunting Prize and the Jane Martin Po­etry Prize. Her work has fea­tured in Po­etry, Po­etry London and Po­etry Re­view. She is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing a res­i­dency in the Peru­vian Ama­zon.

Josh Gluck­stein had a tra­di­tional artis­tic ed­u­ca­tion at Hamp­stead Fine Arts Col­lege and stud­ied paint­ing at Brighton Univer­sity. His prac­tice is rooted in fig­u­ra­tive paint­ing, with an ad­ven­tur­ous style that is recog­nised through scale, colour and ex­pres­sive mark mak­ing. Fol­low­ing a year of in­de­pen­dent travel, In­dia cap­tured Gluck­stein’s imag­i­na­tion and in­spired him to cre­ate a body of work to re­flect his ex­pe­ri­ences. Be­fore trav­el­ling through the coun­try, Gluck­stein vol­un­teered with chil­dren in the slums of Ra­jasthan for 7 weeks - an in­tense, eye-open­ing and chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Un­der­stand­ing the cul­ture and tra­di­tions of the in­di­vid­u­als brought him closer to his sub­jects. Through Faces of In­dia, pre­dom­i­nantly a col­lec­tion of por­trai­ture, Gluck­stein aims to en­cap­su­late the sub­tle emo­tions of the sub­jects, while al­low­ing his au­di­ence to ex­pe­ri­ence the colours, vi­brancy and en­ergy of In­dia. https://www. joshgluck­stein.com/

Henry Hurst is an ar­chae­ol­o­gist with a spe­cial in­ter­est in an­cient cities and a re­tired Reader in Clas­si­cal Ar­chae­ol­ogy at Cam­bridge Univer­sity. He is cur­rently in­volved with the pub­li­ca­tion of re­search he has car­ried out at Rome, Carthage and Glouces­ter.

Tabish Khair was born and ed­u­cated up to his MA in a small town of In­dia. He went on to work as a jour­nal­ist in Delhi and is cur­rently an as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor at Aarhus and a Lev­er­hulme guest pro­fes­sor at Leeds. Win­ner of the All In­dia Po­etry Prize, his nov­els have been short­listed for var­i­ous awards, in­clud­ing the Man Asian and the DSC Prize for South Asia. In 2016, he pub­lished his fifth novel, Just An­other Ji­hadi Jane, to crit­i­cal ac­claim in UK and else­where.

Cha­ran­preet Khaira works at the Wylie Agency in Blooms­bury and writes free­lance reviews and short fic­tion in her spare time. Af­ter spend­ing three years study­ing English lit­er­a­ture at Ox­ford, she never leaves the house with­out a book in her bag.

Pratik Khan­ji­lal is edi­tor at the In­dian Express and a writer/ trans­la­tor.

An­drew Lam­birth is a writer about art who also writes po­etry and makes col­lages. Be­sides con­tribut­ing to a range of pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing The Sun­day Tele­graph, The Guardian and RA

Mag­a­zine, he was art critic for The Spec­ta­tor from 2002 un­til 2014, and has col­lected his reviews in a pa­per­back en­ti­tled A is a Critic. Among his re­cent books are mono­graphs on the artists David In­shaw, Eileen Gray and Wil­liam Gear. He lives in Suf­folk sur­rounded by pic­tures.

Alas­tair Llewe­lyn-Smith, a for­mer ac­tor, is sixty four, and buys and sell wine for a liv­ing. He is mar­ried, with four adult chil­dren and an equal num­ber of grand­chil­dren. He has been writ­ing po­ems all his life. He’s also writ­ten five (un­pub­lished) nov­els since 1998, but re­turned full-time to po­etry at the be­gin­ning of 2016. His poem ‘Ver­tigo’ was pub­lished in Acu­men, Jan­uary 2017. He’s cur­rently work­ing on his first and sec­ond col­lec­tions of po­ems: the lat­ter com­prises re­flec­tions on the con­flict in Syria/Iraq, where he grew up.

Teresa Monachino stud­ied at the Chelsea School of Art and is a Graphic De­signer. While Teresa’s work cov­ers many de­sign dis­ci­plines, from brand­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing to pub­lish­ing, she is best known for her ty­po­graphic style and love of words. She is the author and de­signer of Words Fail Me pub­lished by Phaidon, now a reg­u­lar fea­ture in Pri­vate Eye mag­a­zine. Her fol­low-up book Around the World with the Bodoni Fam­ily is a witty A-Z ex­plo­ration of the type­face. Teresa has won many de­sign awards in­clud­ing two D&AD and has fea­tured widely in the de­sign press. She is a vis­it­ing lec­turer and re­cently gave a TED talk in Wash­ing­ton DC con­cern­ing the per­ils of bad com­mu­ni­ca­tion within the health sector; An A-Z Sick­tionary. Teresa has col­lab­o­rated with, among oth­ers, artist Sir Ed­uardo Paolozzi, graphic de­sign gi­ant Alan Fletcher and ac­tor Sir Sean Con­nery while her clients have in­cluded the BBC, De­sign Mu­seum, UK Gov­ern­ment and Tate Gal­leries as well as many pub­lish­ing houses world­wide.

Anne O’Brien left her job in the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion in Brus­sels to pur­sue her pas­sion for cre­ative writ­ing. Since then, she has gained a Mas­ter’s de­gree in Cre­ative Writ­ing from Lan­caster Univer­sity and is cur­rently work­ing to­wards her PhD. In 2016, she won the Bath Short Story Award and came sec­ond in the London Mag­a­zine Short Story Com­pe­ti­tion. Her short sto­ries have also been short­listed/placed in many com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing the Sun­day Busi­ness Post/Pen­guin Ire­land Short Story com­pe­ti­tion, the Brid­port Prize, BBC’s Open­ing Lines and the Fish Short Story Prize. Anne’s work has ap­peared in sev­eral an­tholo­gies and magazines and has been trans­lated and pub­lished in Viet­namese.

Fiona Samp­son MBE is a poet and writer, pub­lished in thirty-seven lan­guages, who has re­ceived in­ter­na­tional prizes in the US, In­dia, Mace­do­nia and Bos­nia. A Fel­low of the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture, she’s pub­lished twenty-seven books, re­ceived the Newdi­gate Prize, a Chol­monde­ley Award and nu­mer­ous awards from the Arts Coun­cils of Eng­land and Wales, the So­ci­ety of Au­thors and Po­etry Book So­ci­ety, and twice been short­listed for both T.S. Eliot and For­ward Prizes. Her new books are Lyric Cousins: mu­si­cal form in po­etry (EUP), the po­etry col­lec­tion The Catch (Pen­guin) (both 2016) and Lime­stone Coun­try (Lit­tle Toller, May 2017)

Navtej Sarna is a diplo­mat and author. He grad­u­ated from Delhi Univer­sity in 1980 with de­grees in Law and Com­merce and joined the In­dian For­eign Ser­vice the same year. He has served in var­i­ous diplo­matic ca­pac­i­ties in Moscow, Poland, Bhutan, Geneva, Iran and Wash­ing­ton . His re­cent ap­point­ments were as the For­eign Of­fice Spokesman and In­dia’s Am­bas-

Raoul Schrott born 1965, is a prom­i­nent and pro­lific Aus­trian poet, trans­la­tor, critic and broad­caster. A book of his po­ems in English trans­la­tion is be­ing pre­pared by Iain Gal­braith, who kindly made this ver­sion eas­ier to write.

Sudeep Sen’s prize-win­ning books in­clude Post­marked In­dia: New & Se­lected Po­ems (Harper­Collins), Rain, Aria (A. K. Ra­manu­jan Trans­la­tion Award), The Harper­Collins Book of English Po­etry (edi­tor), Frac­tals: New & Se­lected Po­ems | Trans­la­tions 1980-2015 (London Mag­a­zine Edi­tions) and EroText (Vin­tage: Pen­guin Ran­dom House). His words ap­pear in the TLS, Newsweek, Guardian, Ob­server, In­de­pen­dent, Tele­graph, FT and broad­cast onBBC, PBS, CNN, IBN and NDTV. Sen’s newer work ap­pears in New Writ­ing 15 (Granta), Lan­guage for a New Cen­tury (Nor­ton), In­dian Love Po­ems (Every­man), Out of Bounds (Blood­axe), and Ox­ford New Writ­ing (Black­well). He is the ed­i­to­rial di­rec­tor of AARK ARTS and the edi­tor of At­las. Sen is the first Asian hon­oured to speak and read at the No­bel Lau­re­ate Week. The Gov­ern­ment of In­dia awarded him the se­nior fel­low­ship for “out­stand­ing per­sons in the field of cul­ture/lit­er­a­ture.”

Will Stone is a poet, es­say­ist and lit­er­ary trans­la­tor. Shears­man Books have re­cently reis­sued his po­etry col­lec­tions in new edi­tions and pub­lished his third The Sleep­walk­ers in March 2016. His trans­la­tions with Arc, Me­nard and Hes­pe­rus in­clude works by Ver­haeren, Ro­den­bach, Trakl, Rilke, Ner­val and Roth. Pushkin Press pub­lished his Ste­fan Zweig Mon­taigne in Au­gust 2015 and Zweig’s 1930’s es­says as Mes­sages from a Lost World in Jan­uary 2016. His Se­lected Po­ems of Ge­orges Ro­den­bach will be pub­lished by Arc in 2017 and an ex­panded col­lec­tion of the po­etry of Ge­org Trakl by Seag­ull Books in 2017. Will also con­trib­utes to Po­etry Re­view, The TLS and Apollo mag­a­zine.

George Tar­dios was born in London of Greek Cypriot parent­age. Po­ems in six ‘PEN/Arts Coun­cil an­tholo­gies’ pub­lished by Hutchin­son and sev­eral other pub­li­ca­tions. Two col­lec­tions of po­ems Bul­lSong and But­toned-Up Shapes. Di­rec­tor of Totleigh Bar­ton, the Ar­von Foun­da­tion’s first res­i­den­tial cre­ative writ­ing cen­tre in Devon. ‘Po­ets in Schools’ scheme and tu­tored cre­ative writ­ing cour­ses for Ar­von Foun­da­tion. Or­gan­ised the first ‘Na­tional Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion’ for the Po­etry So­ci­ety/BBC TV at Earl’s Court and for Ar­von Foun­da­tion/Ob­server. Judged tele­vi­sion’s BBC2 ‘South Bank Show’ Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion. Led an ex­pe­di­tion in Tan­za­nia retracing, on foot, H.M. Stan­ley’s 1871 jour­ney in his search for Dr David Liv­ing­stone. The trek took two years and twelve days to com­plete. George Tar­dios has writ­ten an ac­count of the jour­ney, Lay down your heart.

An­dre van Loon is a writer and lit­er­ary critic. He was born in the Nether­lands and grew up there and in Scot­land, be­fore mov­ing to the bright lights of London. He has writ­ten short sto­ries for Litro, The View from Here, Crème de la Crème: The Best of CSYS Cre­ative Writ­ing 1991-2001 (Canon­gate: 2001) and Un­thol­ogy 8 (Un­thank Books: 2016). He writes lit­er­ary crit­i­cism - mainly about Bri­tish and Amer­i­can nov­els and books about Rus­sian his­tory, pol­i­tics and lit­er­a­ture - for The Daily Tele­graph, The Spec­ta­tor, The Tablet, The Cam­bridge Quar­terly and oth­ers. He is writ­ing his first novel - a story of un­happy love - and is very happy about that.

Robert Wrigley has pub­lished eleven books of po­ems, in­clud­ing most re­cently Box (Pen­guin, 2017), and in the United King­dom, The Church of Om­niv­o­rous Light: Se­lected Po­ems (Blood­axe Books, 2013). He is a dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus at the Univer­sity of Idaho and lives in the woods, near Moscow, Idaho, in the north­ern Rocky Moun­tains, with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes. sador to Is­rael. Presently he is serv­ing as a Sec­re­tary to Gov­ern­ment of In­dia in the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs. He is the author of the nov­els We Weren’t Lovers Like That (Pen­guin In­dia, 2003) and The Ex­ile( Pen­guin In­dia, 2008) as well as the short story col­lec­tion Win­ter Evenings (Rain­light Rupa, 2012). His non-fic­tion works are The Book of Nanak (Pen­guin In­dia, 2003), Folk­tales of Poland (Sterling 1991) and In­di­ans at Herod’s Gate (Rain­light Rupa, 2014). He has trans­lated Guru Gobind Singh’s Za­far­nama (Pen­guin In­dia 2011) from Per­sian to English as well as the Pun­jabi par­ti­tion sto­ries of Mo­hin­der Singh Sarna in Sav­age Har­vest (Rupa, 2013). He has been con­tribut­ing reg­u­larly to jour­nals and news­pa­pers in In­dia and abroad in­clud­ing the Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment, London Mag­a­zine, The Hindu, In­dia To­day, Out­look and so on. His lit­er­ary col­umn ‘Sec­ond Thoughts’ that ap­peared in The Hindu for seven years is be­ing brought out as a col­lec­tion by Harper Collins.

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