MITRA PHUKAN


Mitra Phukan is a writer, translator and columnist who lives in Guwahati, Assam. Her published literary works include four children’s books, a biography, two novels, “The Collector’s Wife” and “A Monsoon of Music”, both published by Penguin-Zubaan, and a collection of fifty of her columns, “Guwahati Gaze”. Her most recent works are a translation of Jyanpeeth Awardee Birendra Kumar Bhattacharjee’s novel, “KoboraruPhool” , “Blossoms in the Graveyard”, (Niyogi Publications) and a collection of her own short stories, “A Full Night’s Thievery”, (Speaking Tiger) both of which appeared in October 2016. She writes extensively on Indian music as a reviewer and essayist. Her short stories have appeared in various journals worldwide. Her works have been translated into many languages, and several of her books are taught in colleges and Universities of the country. As a translator herself, she has put across the works of some of the best known contemporary writers of fiction in Asomiya into English. Her column “All Things Considered” in The Assam Tribune is very widely read.