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Rizio Raj's Profile
Rizio Yohannan Raj is a writer and translator, mainly of poetry and literary fiction, writes in English and in Malayalam. Her poems in English have appeared in reputed journals, anthologies and websites in India and abroad. She has published two novels in Malayalam: Avinasom (2000) and Yatrikom (2004). She has translated into English many of the 20th Century Malayalam writers from various generations like Kumaran Asan, Vayalar Rama Varma, K. Satchidanandan, Lalitha Lenin, N.S. Madhavan, Vijaya Lakshmi, Anwar Ali, Anita Thampi and the like, and has also done translations from other languages to Malayalam including from Gujarati and Marathi for the 2006 Dalit special number of the journal Nagarakavitha for which she also did the introduction. She was part of the revival of the Mumbai Poetry Circle while she lived in the city. She heads the editorial department of Navneet Publications, and has also been a faculty member in the Mass Media department of Sophia College, Mumbai. Presently she lives in New Delhi.