September 23, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“I write because I often have trouble speaking but still feel the need to…”- Avinab Datta-Areng (Poet & Fictionist)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Avinab Datta-Areng, a poet and fictionist residing in Goa. We talk about his debut poetry collection, Annus Horribilis, releasing soon with Penguin Random House India.

Avinab Datta-Areng is based in Goa, India. He is the recipient of the Charles Pick Fellowship for fiction from the University of East Anglia and the Vijay Nambisan Fellowship for poetry. His debut poetry collection, Annus Horribilis published by Penguin Random House India, is releasing soon.

Annus Horribilis is an ensemble of impressionistic poems. It deals with the violence of thinking, alone. The voice in these poems covers a range of subjects, such as mental health, drug use, relationships, family, friendship, external disintegration, the labour of loving, being loved, and caring.

Let’s know a bit more about him, his writing, and the journey behind this book.

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