Judges for the 2021 Hippocrates Prize

Keki Daruwalla

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Keki N. Daruwalla is one of India’s foremost poets and writers. Keki Daruwalla’s most recent poetry collection is Naishapur and Babylon (Speaking Tiger Books, 2018). His ten volumes of poetry include Under Orion, The Keeper of the Dead (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, 1984), Landscapes (winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Award, Asia, 1987), Night River and The Map-makerPenguin India published his 'Collected Poems' (2006). His first novel, For Pepper and Christ, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize in 2010. His novel 'Ancestral Affairs' was published by Harper Collins in 2015. His third novel is Swerving to Solitude: Letters to Mama (Simon and Schuster India, 2018). He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014. Most recently, he was honoured with the Poet Laureate award at the Tata Literature Live! Mumbai Litfest, 2017. His work has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, Magyar, German, Macedonian and Russian. 

Anna Jackson

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Anna Jackson has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems (Auckland University Press, 2018). It includes poems from Catullus for Children and I, Clodia, the two collections that engage with the work of Catullus, as well as  poems about badminton, billiards, salty hair, takahe, head lice, indexing, proof-reading, hens, truth and beauty.   Interviews and articles about the poetry can be read here.   

Other work includes a novella, The Bedmaking Competition, and books on Diary PoeticsVerse Biography, the Age of Adolescence (the nineteenth century!), the Gothic in Children's Literature, as well as the editing of a new series of AUP New Poets, with the first collections AUP New Poets 5,  AUP New Poets 6  and AUP New Poets 7 already published.   

She is an Associate Professor in English Literature at Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington.
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