Jeet Thayyil

  • Jeet Thayyil

    Jeet Thayil: is much popular known as an Indian poet, novelist and musician. He completed his Masters in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College New York. 3Best known as a performance artist, songwriter and guitarist, Jeet is the proud author of four books: These Errors Are Correct, English, Apocalypso and Gemini. Jeet got world attention as his first novel Narcopolis published by Faber & Faber was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012.

    The novel travels through his own life experienced in Bombay during 1970’s and 80’s. The book narrates how opium had changed his thoughts and later about those people who too had the same experience. Set at the backdrops of Bombay, Jeet calls it as “the lost 20 years of my life”

    Jeet is also the author of the libretto for opera Babur in London which had its world premiere at Switzerland in 2012, later in United Kingdom and India. Worked as a journalist in New York, Mumbai and Bangalore, Jeet is currently living in New Delhi.In 2012 Jeet’s “These Errors are Correct” was awarded the Sahitya Akademy Award for English. The same year he was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize for his novel Narcopolis. This year the novel received DSC Prize for South Asian Literature worth $50,000.