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. 

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