Jose Varghese

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Location India
Introduction I am a writer/editor from India who teaches English at Jazan University, KSA. I am the founder and chief editor of Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts. My first book, "Silver Painted Gandhi and Other Poems" was listed in Grace Cavalieri's Best Reading for Fall 2009, Montserrat Review. My poems and short stories have appeared in the journals/anthologies The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013 (UK), Unthology (UK), 10RED (UK), The River Muse (USA), Chandrabhaga (India), Kavya Bharati (India), Postcolonial Text (Canada), Muse India (India), Re-Markings (India), Dusun (Malaysia), The Four Quarters Magazine (India) and On Viewless Wings vol.1, 2 and 3 (California). I was the winner of The River Muse 2013 Spring Poetry Contest, USA, a runner up in the Salt Flash Fiction Prize 2013, UK, a second prize winner in the Wordweavers Flash Fiction Prize 2012 and my poem was commended in Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2014.My collection of short stories, 'Silent Woman and Other Stories' is slated for publication in 2015. My PhD thesis is on Post-Colonial Fiction and I am currently working on a research project on Hanif Kureishi's novels.
Interests Reading, Creative Writing, Music, Education, ELT, Phonetics, Linguistics, Literary Theory, Post-Colonial Literatures, New Historicism, Feminism, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Life Writing, Philosophy, Films, History, science, Politics, Languages, Culture, Counterculture, Popular Culture, Spanish, Games
Favorite Movies The Hunt, The Past, Amour, Rust and Bones, Sacrifice, Turtles Can Fly, Cache, Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Decalogue, Blue, White, Red, XXY, Last Summer at La Boyita, Antichrist, Portraits in a Sea of Lies, Kadosh, Alamar, Strokes and Silhouettes, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Volver, Bad Education, Zorba the Greek, Water, 1947 Earth, 15 Park Avenue, Benny's Video, Persona, Offside, The Circle, The Mirror, The Taste of Cherries, Bliss, Show Me Love, My Fair Lady, Lilja Lives Forever...
Favorite Music Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Adnan Sami, Asha Bhonsle, MLTR, Guns and Roses, Pink Floyd, Eminem, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Simply Red, The Beatles ...
Favorite Books Midnight's Children, Snow, Zorba The Greek, The Buddha of Suburbia, Something To Tell You, A Fine Balance, Family Matters, Such A Long Journey, Oryx and Crake, The Kite Runner, Atonement, On Chesil Beach, Saturday, Solar, The Outsider, The Cleft, The Partisan's Daughter, Notwithstanding, The Black Album, Gabriel's Gift, Disgrace, Age of Iron, Slow Man, Elizabeth Costello, The God of Small Things ...