About Biju Vasudevan

Biju Vasudevan was born in Haripad, Kerala and came to Rourkela at the age of six months. He completed his education from Ispat English Medium School, Rourkela, where he did his Matriculation and Undergraduate Courses. Thereafter he joined National Institute of Technology, Rourkela from where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. After a brief stint in ITC (BATCO) he joined SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant and has lived most of his life in Rourkela. He has served Salem Steel Plant too for some period. and is presently working as Assistant General Manager for State Enterprise of Steel Authority of India, Ltd at Rourkela Steel Plant. An excellent conversationalist and a storyteller beyond compare, his poetry and writing brings characters to life and has an almost surreal feel to it, which hooks the readers from the first page. His books have well received internationally and even been called ‘Kafkaesque’ by independent literary critics. ‘The Literary Magazine, Kirkus, compared his work favorably with the legendary American humorist and satirist Kurt Vonnegut, in their review of his work ‘The Molecular Slaves’. ‘The Molecular Slaves was also declared as The Book of The Year, by Japanese Literary Group, Universal Books , Japan, in 2015. ‘The Next Door Raghu’ is his seventh book, the others being ‘The Contract’ (Suspense Thriller), ‘The Molecular Slaves’ (Philosophical Satire), ‘Lying In State’ (Political Intrigue and Murder Mystery), ‘Kamayakshipuram’ (Adult Fantasy), ‘Yakshipuram’ (Horror and Fantasy for children), and ‘The Onam Rhyme and Other Passages From Time’ (Poetry). He is also a martial artist, guitarist, and a creative musician. He is married to Jyothi Kishan and has a daughter Arundhati and a son Venugopal.

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