Vikas Prakash Joshi
Vikas Prakash Joshi is a writer and seasoned communications professional, with about 7 years of professional experience. He holds an MA in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, from the Asian College of Journalism Chennai, where he received the Madanjeet Singh Scholarship. He considers himself a storyteller to the core.
His tryst with writing started from a very young age, when his articles came in the primary school newspaper, before he won writing competitions at city, state, national and finally international level. He wrote a column in a popular English city-based newspaper at 18 before going to on to write for leading names in Indian journalism including The Hindu Group of Newspapers in Bangalore, Daily News and Analysis, Caravan and The Wire. He has also been a speaker at the Book Bakers Online Literary Festival 2020.
His articles have been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, German and Greek. He has also been an editor, a public speaker, a translator, and freelance journalist. He has reported from diverse parts of India, ranging from Gujarat to Odisha, and from Punjab to Karnataka. My Name is Cinnamon is his first book, which will be brought out by Hay House India, the subsidiary of the internationally recognised publishers Hay House, a part of the Penguin Random House Group. The book has been appreciated by people from 23 countries.