Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969) is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His collections of poetry
include Vanishing Acts (Penguin, 2006), Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014), Jonahwhale
(Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2018, published in the UK by Arc as The Atlas of Lost Beliefs,
2020, which won a Poetry Society Summer Recommendation), and Hunchprose (Penguin/
Hamish Hamilton, 2021). His translation of a renowned 14 th -century Kashmiri woman
mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). He
is the editor of Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012).
Hoskote has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi
Translation Award, and the SH Raza Literature Award. He has been a Fellow of the
International Writing Program (IWP), University of Iowa; writer-in-residence at Villa
Waldberta, Munich, and the Polish Institute, Berlin; and researcher-in-residence at BAK/
basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi,
Bangla, Irish, Marathi, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic.