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Jeet Thayil


Jeet Thayil was born in Kerala in 1959. His father is T J S George, the noted author, columnist and biographer. As his father was frequently posted abroad Thayil was mainly educated abroad, taking an MFA from Sarah Lawrence college. He has worked as a journalist, an editor, a musician (one half of Sridhar/Thayil), librettist (for the opera Babur in London) and a performance poet. He has published poetry and one novel. He has also admitted to both alcohol and drug addiction (the latter being the subject of his novel).

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1992 Gemini (poetry)
1997 Apocalypso (poetry)
2004 English (poetry)
2008 These Errors Are Correct (poetry)
2012 Narcopolis (novel)
2015 Collected Poems
2017 The Book of Chocolate Saints (novel)
2020 Low (novel)