Aju Mukhopadhyay is a bilingual poet and critic, and writer of fictions and essays. He has authored 32 books and received several poetry awards in India and USA besides other honours. Recently, he has received Albert Camus Centenary Writing Award, 2013. He is a regular contributor to various magazines and e-zines in India and abroad. He is on the editorial board of some literary journals. His short stories and poems have been published in some anthologies. “Einfach Menschlich” (Simply Human), published by the German Language Department of the University of Mumbai, has included his story translated in German as one of the Indian Short stories.