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Shalim M Hussain

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Shalim M Hussain is a writer, translator and academic based in Assam. His books include Betel Nut City (2019), a poetry collection that won the R L Poetry Award 2017, Post-Colonial Poems (2019), a translation of Kamal Kumar Tanti’s Sahitya Akademic winning poetry anthology and Asimot Jar Heral Sima (2020). His poetry, short stories, essays and translations have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of Indian Poets (2022), Sahitya Akademi Modern English Poetry By Younger Indians (2019), and Penguin Complete Short Stories of Premchand (2018) among others. He has held the Charles Wallace India Trust Creative Writing and Translation Fellowship (2020-21) and been awarded the Pen Translates Award (2021) by English PEN.