Jeet Thayil is a poet, novelist and musician. He was born in Mamalasserie, Kerala, and educated in Bombay, Hongkong and New York. His five poetry collections include Collected Poems, English and These Errors Are Correct, which won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for poetry. He is the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets and 60 Indian Poets. His novel Narcopolis won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was shortlisted for five other prizes, including the Man Booker prize, the Man Asian Literature Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His new novel The Book of Chocolate Saints is forthcoming in 2017.