Ashok Rajamani

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Heralded by Barnes & Noble as one of the "Great New Writers of 2013," Ashok Rajamani is an internationally published writer, poet, and artist living in New York City. He is a member of the Authors Guild, New York Writers Coalition, and South Asian Journalists Association. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including South Asian Review, Danse Macabre, Pif Literary Magazine, 322 Review, and 3:AM Magazine. Ashok's artwork has been submitted to many venues as well, such as Exit Art, a leading New York Cultural Center. In 2000, at the age of 25, he suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, which left him with life-long bisected blindness, epilepsy, distorted hearing, transient amnesia, metal staples in his brain, and a scarred skull. Ashok's writings and artwork reflect the complexities of his survival and post-brain surgery existence. His memoir, THE DAY MY BRAIN EXPLODED, was published by Algonquin Books in 2013. For more information on Ashok, his writings, and art, please go to

Publications and Prizes

Monsters of the Rue Macabre
(Hammer & Anvil Books, 2013)
, The Day My Brain Exploded: a true story
(Algonquin Books, 2013)
322 Review, 3AM Magazine,, Armageddon Buffet, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Burning Word, , Clutching at Straws, Danse Macabre, Flashshot Daily Genre Flash Fiction, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, In Posse Review, Negative Suck, New Wave Vomit, Orion headless, Pens On Fire, Pif Magazine, pulp metal, Red River Review, Scholars & Rogues, South Asian Review, The Blotter, The Montucky Review, Three Line Poetry, Voices on the Wind, Wordgathering: A Disability Journal, Wordgathering, Yes, Poetry
Prizes Won: 
Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" Pick 2013, Barnes & Noble "Best Book of the Month" Pick 2013

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Last updated: Mar 21, 2017