Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist, translator and curator based in Bombay, India. His collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006), Central Time (Penguin, 2014), Jonahwhale (Penguin, 2018, published in the UK by Arc as The Atlas of Lost Beliefs, 2020, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Hunchprose (Penguin, 2021), and Icelight (Wesleyan University Press in the USA and Penguin in India, 2023). Hoskote’s translation of a celebrated 14 th -century Kashmiri woman mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). Hoskote is the editor of Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012), the first annotated critical edition of a major Anglophone poet’s work. With Ilija Trojanow, Hoskote co-authored a landmark study of transcultural encounter, Kampfabsage (Blessing Verlag, 2007), published in English as Confluence: Forgotten Histories from East and West (Yoda, 2012). With Maria Hlavajova, Hoskote edited an anthology on art history and political activism, Future Publics (The Rest Can and Should Be Done by the People) (BAK/ Valiz, 2015). Hoskote curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011) and was co-curator, with Okwui Enwezor and Hyunjin Kim, of the 7 th Gwangju Biennale (2008). He has curated more than 50 exhibitions of Indian and global art since 1994. These include mid-career or lifetime retrospectives and deep-focus introspectives of major artists such as Atul Dodiya (Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo 2001, and National Gallery of Modern Art/ NGMA, New Delhi 2013), Jehangir Sabavala (NGMA, Mumbai 2005 and New Delhi 2006), Sakti Burman (NGMA, Mumbai 2017), M F Husain (Mathaf Museum of Modern Art, Doha 2019), Jogen Chowdhury (Kolkata Centre for Creativity, Kolkata 2019), Mehlli Gobhai (NGMA, Mumbai 2020), and F N Souza (CSMVS Museum, Mumbai 2022). Hoskote has been honoured with such prestigious awards as the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award, the Sanskriti Award for Literature, the S H Raza Award for Literature, and the 7 th Mahakavi Kanhaiya Lal Sethia Award for Poetry. He has been a fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and has held writing residencies at Villa Waldberta, Munich; the Polish Institute, Berlin; and Theater der Welt, Essen-Mülheim. He has been researcher-in-residence at BAK/ basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, as well as a contributor to BAK’s long-term Former West research project.