मदन सोनी / Madan Soni
Born 1952. His books in literary criticism include Utpreksha (Surya Prakashan Mandir, Bikaner), Kathapurush- a book on Nirmal Verma’s short fiction (Vagdevi, Bikaner), Vishayantar (Vani Prakashan, New Delhi). He has edited an anothology of Hindi love poetry – Prem ke Roopak, a selection of Ashok Vajpeyi’s poems and Hona Shuru Hona, a collection of three poets’ works.
Has translated Edward Said’s Representations of the Intellectual into Hindi (unpublished) besides translating Lorca, Brecht and Edward Bond, mostly for Fritz Benewitz’s productions. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Devi Shankar Avasthi Award. His book on Nirmal Verma was written as a Ministry of Culture, India fellow. For years he edited Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal’s bomonthly Poorvagrah. Presently he is the Chief Administrative Officer of Bharat Bhavan.