Giriraj Kiradoo

Poet and fiction writer Giriraj Kiradoo is Founder-Editor of the widely acclaimed bilingual journal Pratilipi, and Founder-Managing Director of the avante garde publishing initiative Pratilipi Books. He has edited three books, has published poetry, fiction and translation in almost all the reputed journals and some of his work has been translated into Urdu, Marathi, Catalan and English. A recipient of the Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Smruti Poetry Award and the Krishna Baldev Vaid Fellowship for fiction, he is a translator in Hindi, English and Rajasthani currently translating novels by Hanif Kureishi and Gitanjali Shree into Hindi and poetry by Shree Kant Verma and Arun Kamal into English. A university teacher by profession, he has also worked with the Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi as an Associate Editor, with Siyahi as a Consultant and is currently an Advisor to the Sangam House International Writer’s Residency Program, and a regular collaborator with the French poetry journal Recours au Poème. Kiradoo is also a passionate organizer of many literary events; with Satyanand Nirupam, he curates and coordinates Samanvay: IHC Indian Languages’ Festival.