R. Raj Rao
R. Raj Rao is the author of three novels, four collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, a collection of plays, a biography of the poet Nissim Ezekiel, and writing on queer theory, including Whistling in the Dark: Twenty One Queer Interviews (2009). His iconic novel, The Boyfriend (2003), long-listed for the Crossword Book award, and translated into Italian and French, is soon to be made into an international film. His recent publications include the novel, Lady Lolita’s Lover (2015) and the co-translation of transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi’s autobiography, Me Hijra, Me Laxmi (2015). He is Professor of English at S P Pune University.