Vivek Narayanan was born in India and raised in Zambia. He earned an MA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. He was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (2013-14) and a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library (2015-16) for work on his ongoing project, an experimental “writing through” of the Sanskrit of Valmiki’s Ramayana. Narayanan’s books of poems include Universal Beach and Life and Times of Mr. S. A full-length collection of his poems in Swedish translation was published in 2015 by the Stockholm-based Wahlström & Widstrand. He is co-editor of Almost Island, a ten-year old India-based online journal, literary organization, and publisher.
維韋克．納拉揚南（Vivek Narayanan）生於印度，長於贊比亞。獲史丹福大學文化人類學碩士學位、波士頓大學創意寫作碩士學位。2013 至 2014 年哈佛大學拉德克利夫研究所研究員。 2015 至 2016 年進行實驗性項目 Writing through，研究瓦密奇《羅摩衍那》的梵文，成為紐約公共圖書館 Cullman 研究員。出版詩集有 Universal Beach and Life 及 Times of Mr. S，後者的瑞典文譯本於 2015 年由斯德歌爾摩的 Wahlström & Widstrand 出版。他亦是印度網上文學雜誌 Almost Island 的副編輯、出版人。
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