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Writer in Residence Programme 2007

Sudeep Sen as WiR in Amsterdam

1 Sep-15 October 2007

Indian poet Sudeep Sen used his Amsterdam residency to acquaint himself with Dutch literature in order to dedicate an issue of bookmagazine Atlas to it in the future.

Sudeep Sen is the 2004 recipient of the prestigious ‘Pleiades’ honour at the world’s oldest poetry festival - the Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia - for having made “significant contribution to modern world poetry”. Sen studied at St Columba’s School and read literature at Delhi University and in the USA. As an Inlaks Scholar, he completed an MS from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York. Winner of many international and national prizes, he was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship (UK) and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (USA) for poems included in Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins). More recently, he has published Postcards from Bangladesh, Prayer Flag, Distracted Geographies, and Rain.

As an invited author representing his country, he has read his work worldwide, and has been translated into many languages. His poetry appears in international anthologies published by Penguin, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Routledge, Norton, Knopf etc. Sen was an international poet-in-residence at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the editor of Atlas, editorial director of Aark Arts, and lives in New Delhi.

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