Gagan Gill is an acclaimed poet with four collections of poetry and a book of essays to her credit. She is a full-time writer and lives in New Delhi. A prolific translator, she has also published ten volumes of translations of the work of various writers like Zbiegnew Herbert, Harbhajan Singh, Sitakant Mahapatra and Shrikant Verma.
Gill holds a Masters degree in English literature from Delhi University. She worked as a literary editor for eleven years with The Times of India group and Sunday Observer. She has been a visiting writer from India at the International Writing Program in Iowa (1990) and a Nieman Fellow for journalism at Harvard University in 1992-93. However, she gave up a career in journalism in order to devote herself to poetry and its demands: “the long periods of silence in her everyday life” that she considers vital to remain “truly connected to words”.