Writer in Kolkata, India
Avik Gangopadhyay has both critical and creative writings to his credit published in esteemed journals and leading newspapers. A post-Graduate in English Language and Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, he excels equally in English and Bengali. Already an author of 21 published books on aesthetics, literature and language, his endeavour in editing six books of poems and short stories in Bengali and English has received critical attention in home and abroad. Awarded the Editors’ choice Award for his ‘Achievement in Poetry’ from the Library of Poetry, USA, in April, 2002, he also devotes time to answer queries across the globe as an Expert on T.S.Eliot, on the esteemed webzine on Classical Literature.
His writings are flavoured by his interest in the fields of psychology, philosophy, history, eastern and western classical music, fine arts and ideational treasures of antiquity.
Besides being a teacher by profession, where he enjoys immense popularity & respect from the toppers, he takes additional interest in Sanskrit, French and German Languages.