Bangladeshi writer of Generation Zero (2000 – present)
Author: Tuhin Das
TUHIN DAS is a Bengali writer currently living in the U.S. He comes from Barishal, a city in south-central Bangladesh. He was involved in the little magazine movement and has edited several literary magazines. Over the last twenty years, his poetry criticism articles, short stories, and opinion columns have been published in Bangladesh, India, and the US. He is the author of eight poetry books in his native language. He is considered by critics to be a significant poet of Generation Zero and began publishing contemporary Bangladeshi literature in 2000. His life has been deeply impacted by groups who limit freedom of expression. Carnegie Mellon University invited him to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a visiting scholar, and City of Asylum invited him to join their writer sanctuary program as an ICORN writer-in-residence. He left his home country, Bangladesh, in 2016 and was granted asylum in the U.S. in 2021. Das’s work has appeared in The Logue Project’s Home Language, Words Without Borders, The Bare Life Review, The Offing, Epiphany, and Immigrant Report. His Us poetry debut Exile Poems was published by Bridge & Tunnel Books.