About the authorE.V.Ramakrishnan is a bilingual writer and translator who has published poetry and literary criticism, in Malayalam and English. He has published three volumes of poetry in English: Being Elsewhere in Myself (1980), A Python in a Snake Park (1994), Terms of Seeing: New and Selected Poems (2006). Tips for Living in an Expanding Universe is his latest volume of poems in English.His critical works in English include Indigenous Imaginaries: Literature, Region, Modernity (2017), Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions and Translations (2011) and Making It New: Modernism in Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi Poetry (1995).
Among his edited volumes in English are Bakhtinian Explorations of Indian Culture : Pluralism, Dogma and Dialogue through History (co-edited, 2018), Inter-disciplinary Alter-Natives in Comparative Literature (co-edited, 2013), Indian Short Story 1900-2000 (2001), Tree of Tongues: An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry (1999) and Trees of Kochi and Other Poems by K.G.Sankara Pillai (2016).
He has published seven critical books in Malayalam, including Anubhavangale Aarkkanu Peti? (2013), Malayala Novelinte Deshakalangal (2017) and Aksharavum Aadhunikatayum (1994) for which he was awarded Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Criticism.
After a distinguished career in academics, he retired from Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, in 2015 as Professor and Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies. He has been Professor Emeritus at the same University during 2015-2018. Widely travelled, Ramakrishnan has been Visiting Professor at Georgia University (2014), Delhi University (2017) and Central University of Hyderabad (2018). He lives in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.