GJV Prasad discusses life and literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he is Professor of English. His major research interests are Contemporary Theatre, Indian English Literature, Dalit Writings, Australian Literature, and Translation Theory. Prasad is also a well-known Indian English poet and novelist – his novel A Clean Breast was short listed for the Commonwealth Prize for best first book from the Eurasia region in 1994, and his collection of poems, In Delhi without a Visa (1996) is considered a path-breaking volume. He is a recipient of the Katha award for translation from Tamil. He has co-edited with Sara Rai a collection of stories from Indian languages, Imaging the Other. His academic publications include the following books: Continuities in Indian English Poetry: nation language form and two edited volumes of critical essays, Vikram Seth: An Anthology of Recent Criticism, and The Lost Temper: Essays on Look Back in Anger. He has edited the Penguin (now Longman) Study Edition of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and also of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. He has also written a book of recipes, South Indian Vegetarian Kitchen, published by Roli Books.
He is the current editor of JSL, the Journal of the School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, JNU, and President of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.