Sudeep Sen, first Indian to address Nobel Laureate Week

Poet Sudeep Sen from Delhi has been invited as a special guest to imageaddress the Nobel Laureate Week being held in Saint Lucia, a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

  • Mr. Sen is the first Indian to be given the honor.
  • Saint Lucia is home to Nobel Laureate and noted playwright Derek Walcott.

Why Nobel Laureate Week is celebrated? What is special about Saint Lucia? Who is Sudeep Sen?

  • Why Nobel Laureate Week is celebrated?

The Nobel Laureate Week starts from January 23, the birthday of Derek Walcott and Arthur Lewis, every year to honor the Nobel Laureates who belong to Saint Lucia.

What is special about Saint Lucia?

The country claims to have largest number of per capita Nobel Laureates than any other country. Mr. Walcott won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, while Arthur Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979.

Who is Sudeep Sen?

  • An alumnus of Delhi University has an MS from the Journalism School of Columbia University, New York.
  • Received several awards and fellowships.
  • His poems have been translated into 25 languages and have featured in international anthologies from Penguin, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Routledge, Norton, Knopf, Everyman, Random House, Macmillan, and Granta.

Books authored by him:

  • The Lunar Visitations, Dali’s Twisted Hands, Postmarked India: New and Selected Poems.

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