Jeet Thayil is a poet, novelist and musician. His four collections of poetry include These Errors Are Correct (Tranquebar), which was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for English in 2012 . He has edited several anthologies, including The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets. His first novel, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber), was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. He is one half of the contemporary music duo Sridhar/Thayil, whose debut album STD was released last year. He is also the author of the libretto Babur in London.

Jeet Thayil will be in conversation with Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Meena Kandasamy in a session titled Rhyme and Reason: The Power of Poetry in Chennai on February 16, 2013 at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Lady Andal School. He will also read from his Man Booker shortlisted novel on February 17, 2013 at the same venue.

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