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Charu Nivedita

Charu Nivedita is a postmodern, transgressive Tamil writer based in Chennai, India. His works are widely translated in Kerala. His works include Zero Degree, Marginal Man, To Byzantium:A Turkey Travelogue, Unfaithfully yours(collection of article), Morgue Keeper, and Towards a Third Cinema. Zero Degree was inducted into the prestigious ’50 Writers, 50 Books – The Best of Indian Fiction’. He was selected as one among ‘Top Ten Indians of the Decade 2001 – 2010’ by The Economic Times. Zero Degree was long-listed for the 2013 edition of Jan Michalski Prize. It was also selected as one of the fifteen incredible Indian novels. The Hindu included him in its list of ‘Manathil Pathintha Mugangal 25’ (Twenty Five Eminent Personalities of Tamil Nadu in its Diwali Malar 2014. Vahni Capildeo, a Trinidadian Scottish writer, places Charu Nivedita on par with Vladimir Nabokov, James Joyce and Jean Genet, in her article in the Caribbean Review of Books.

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