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The Wise Owl was born on 01st Nov 2021 with the objective of providing a free platform for upcoming poets, writers and artists. It has also been featuring interviews of creative wizards who have acted as creative mentors to literary wannabes. Scroll through our gallery of literary & Artistic greats.

The Wise Owl Wall of Fame

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Booker Prize Winner 2023

Paul Lynch, an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author of five novels: He was awarded the Booker Prize 2023 for his novel, Prophet Song, .Also winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018, 

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Longlisted for National Book Award 2023

Mona Susan Power has authored four books of fiction, including The Grass Dancer (a National Bestseller awarded a PEN/Hemingway Prize). Her new novel A Council of Dolls, was longlisted for the National Book Award 2023.

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Awarded the Commonwealth Prize

Manju Kapur, an award-winning writer and former Professor at Delhi University. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, won her the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section in 1995) and went on to become a bestseller in India, United States and England

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Awarded Koizumi Yakumo Literary Prize

Murray's first biography, A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn won the 1995 Koizumi Yakumo Literary Prize in Japan & Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Prize in the same year.  Bram Stoker,

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Creator of poetic genre Rengay

Garry Gay created the poetic genre rengay and has published several books of rengay, some in collaboration with other renowned rengay poets. 

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Pulitzer Prize winner 2024

Jayne Anne Phillips, a renowned author , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2024 for her book, Night Watch. She has authored eight critically acclaimed books.

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Longlisted for National Book Award 2023

Eliot is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. His debut novel, PONYBOY (Norton and Footnote) was published in June 2023 and is a National Book Award nominee

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Winner of Commonwealth Short Story Asia prize 

Shinie Antony, a writer, editor and columnist based in Bengaluru. Her novels include The Girl Who Couldn't Love, Can’t, and Eden Abandoned: The Story of Lilith.A collection of essays co-edited with AT Boyle, exObjects: The Art of Holding On, Letting Go, will be out this year.

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Creator of poetic genres, cherita, gembun & dua. 

ai li is the creator of Japanese genres cherita, gembun & dua. is also the editor of the cherita, founding editor and publisher of still, moving into breath and dew-on-line. 

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Film Producer

Producer of Oscar Winning Film 'The Power of the Dog', adapted from Thomas Savage's book of the same name.

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A renowned Writer & Poet

Honoured with awards like the Sahitya Akademi Award, the International Piero Bigongiari Prize and many others. She is a well-know & critically acclaimedpoet & writer

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Poet-Diplomat

Honoured with many awards for his poetry collections. His recent release Monsoon won critical acclaim. His latest release is a collection of poems called Stray Poems.

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Poet, Novelist & Essayist

Currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Sky Ward, won Ohioana Book Award in Poetry & The Far Mosque, won Alice James Books’ New York Award. 

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Poet & Literary Arts Advocate

Authored several chapbooks viz. Emissions, Footnote , Almost Famous. Encourages growth of small presses and literary journals that offer a free platform for upcoming poets and writers.

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Father of Indian Photography

An iconic photographer who has been honoured for his achievements and has authored as many as 50 books.

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Eminent Writer

Currently Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Author of several award-winning novels. The Body By the Shore is the latest release.

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Poet, Musician & Novelist

Lives in Buckinghamshire and is currently Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River. He was named as one of The Observer’s Top 10 Debut Novelists of 2021 for his debut novel, The Paper Lantern.

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Novelist & Co-founder of Jaipur Literature Festival

Awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award by the India’s National Academy of Letters in 2021 for her novel Things to Leave Behind. Co-founder and co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival with William Dalrymple.

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