New York, NY

Author's Bio

Heralded by Barnes & Noble as one of the "Great New Writers of 2013," Ashok Rajamani is an internationally published writer, poet, and artist living in New York City. He is a member of the Authors Guild, New York Writers Coalition, and South Asian Journalists Association. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including South Asian Review, Danse Macabre, Pif Literary Magazine, 322 Review, and 3:AM Magazine. Ashok's artwork has been submitted to many venues as well, such as Exit Art, a leading New York Cultural Center. In 2000, at the age of 25, he suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, which left him with life-long bisected blindness, epilepsy, distorted hearing, transient amnesia, metal staples in his brain, and a scarred skull. Ashok's writings and artwork reflect the complexities of his survival and post-brain surgery existence. His memoir, THE DAY MY BRAIN EXPLODED, was published by Algonquin Books in 2013. For more information on Ashok, his writings, and art, please go to

Publications and Prizes


Monsters of the Rue Macabre
(Hammer & Anvil Books,


Red River Review
Gutter Eloquence Magazine
Catamaran: South Asian American Writing
Voices on the Wind
Burning Word
South Asian Review
Armageddon Buffet
Yes, Poetry
Barnwood International Poetry Magazine
Orion headless
Negative Suck
New Wave Vomit
Flashshot Daily Genre Flash Fiction
Clutching at Straws
In Posse Review
The Blotter
Orion headless
Orion headless
Clutching at Straws
Bewildering Stories
322 Review
322 Review
Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry
Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry
322 Review
Danse Macabre
Pens On Fire
The Montucky Review
Scholars & Rogues
Three Line Poetry
Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" Pick 2013, Barnes & Noble "Best Book of the Month" Pick 2013

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Listing last updated: February 19, 2014.