Koushik Banerjea

As far back as the author remembers, his head has usually been in a book. The trickster narratives of Brer Rabbit and Anansi, as well as nightly spelling tests and cod liver oil, spooned in by his Mum, got him through childhood and imbued him with a lifelong love of storytelling, if not necessarily of fish oil. Then as a young man, there was the joy of encountering the laconic humour of writers like Sam Selvon and Clarice Lispector, whose brio taught him how an outsider’s perspective often has the edge in making sense of modern life. More recently his work has appeared in darkmatter101.org and 'Verbal' as well as Writers Resist and minor literatures.