Surajit Borooah’s Translated Poems Adjudged Joint Runners-Up at the Muse India Translation Awards, 2017

We are happy to announce that Surajit Borooah’s Selected Assamese Poetry has been judged Joint Runners-Up at the Muse India – Satish Verma Translation Awards 2017 for poetry, along with Seth Michelson’s translation of Rati Saxena’s Scripted in the Streams (Poetrywala, 2017). Selected Assamese Poetry was brought out by Writers Workshop, India, in 2015. “Both these volumes share the Runners-Up prize as much for the quality of selection of poems as for the quality of translation. The easy readability of these poems […]

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Dipika Mukherjee on Writers Workshop

Dipika Mukherjee, author of The Third Glass of Wine, shares her personal journey as a writer, and her experiences with publishing houses. About Writers Workshop, India, she writes: “… I kept seeing the Writers Workshop books everywhere, and delighting in their difference. As the press went into its sixth decade of existence, I finally realized the value of being a part of the literary history of India, and started the process of qualifying for my own hand-loom sari-bound volume of poetry, with exquisite calligraphy […]

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Reshma Aquil’s poetry

Reshma Aquil was born in Allahabad and educated in St. Mary’s Convent and the University of Allahabad, where she taught at the Department of English. Two of her collections of poetry, The Unblending and Shadows of Fire were published by Writers Workshop, India, in 2003.  She also wrote Sleeping Wind (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2001), and her poems were brought out in Poetry India: Voices of Many Worlds (British Council Division and the Poetry Society, India), Journal of the Poetry Society, […]

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An article on Professor P. Lal and Writers Workshop in The Telegraph, India

Shantanu Datta writes: “Don’t judge a book by its cover, we have been told. Yet there are those whose mission it has been to turn that adage on its head. Even if separated not so much by time – barely a decade and a half – as by geography – one ocean and two seas – the “Life and Times” of the late Professor P. Lal of Lake Gardens, Calcutta, India, and the late Brian Roylance of Guildford, Surrey, England, […]

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