Abhay Sardesai

Hemant Divate


Hemant Divate is a Marathi poet, editor, publisher and translator. He is the author of six poetry collections in Marathi. He has a book each in Spanish, Irish, Arabic, German and Estonian apart from four in English and has been translated into many foreign and Indian languages. He is the founder-editor of the prestigious Marathi little magazine Abhidhanantar, which has been a solid platform to new poets and for enriching the post-nineties Marathi literary scene. His publishing house, Paperwall Media & Publishing, has published (under its Poetrywala imprint) more than 100 poetry collections. He has won several prominent awards, including the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (Kolkata, India), Maharashtra Foundation Award (USA) and Aksharrang Lokmat Award. He has also translated many poets through English into Marathi, some of which have been anthologized and published in book form.