THE NEW 'LOW'

JEET THAYIL

Shattering GRief

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A man's journey to Mumbai to sprinkle his beloved's ashes turns into a drug-fuelled trip

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'LOW' MARKS THE END OF THAYIL'S GRIEF FILLED DRUG JOURNEY

In 2012,
Nominated for Man Booker Prize

He is also the editor of Divided Time: India and the End of Diaspora (2006), a book of essays. In 2012, he wrote the libretto for the opera, Babur in London, in collaboration with the composer Edward Rushton.

Jeet Has Edited
a few journals and books since 2005

VOX2 : Seven Stories 60 Indian Poets The Bloodaxe Book of contemporary Indian poets Divided Time Give the sea change and it shall change

His novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize


Jeet's poetry collection 'These Errors are Correct' was awarded the Sahitya Akademic Award

Jeet's Awards

2013

2013

2012

2012

Jeet becomes the first Indian author to win the DSC Prize for south Asian literature for his novel Narcopolis

Narcopolis wins The Hindu Literary Prize

EARLY LIFE

STATE

Mamalassery 13 October, 1959

PLACE

Kerala, India

BORN

Mother
Father

Ammu

TJS George

JEET's WIFE

Shakti Bhatt (1980-2007)

"Thayil works his feelings out with care, through colourations of mood rather than through explicit statements"

Dom Moraes

jeet Thayil : a performance poet

He is a songwriter and a guitarist as well

Jeet Thayil