Thachom Poyil Rajeevan

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan writes in English and Malayalam, the language of his home state, Kerala. He has published two poetry collections and a novel Undying Echoes of Silence in English, and six poetry collections, two novels, a travelogue and an essay collection in Malayalam. He has also edited an anthology of poems Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry with the Croatian poet, Lana Derkac.

Rajeevan’s poems have been translated into more than fourteen languages including French, Italian, Polish, Macedonian, Uzbek, Croatian and Hebrew. An alumnus of Iowa University’s International Writing Programme, he was awarded the writer-in-residence fellowships by the New York-based Ledig House and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is also a winner of the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi award for the best novelist in 2015. Both of his novels in Malayalam were made into movies. Presently, Rajeevan is Editorial Director of Monsoon Editions, a poetry imprint of Yeti Books.