Sandeep Kumar Mishra

Sandeep Kumar Mishra

Sandeep Kumar Mishra is an outsider artist, a poet and a teacher. He is the poetry editor at the Indian Poetry Review and an Art instructor at the Kishlaya Outsider Art Academy.

Sandeep is the bestselling author of poetry collection One Heart- Many Breaks, published in 2020. He has received the  Indian Achievers Award in 2021, the IPR Annual Poetry Award in 2020 and the 2020 Literary Titan Book Award. He was also shortlisted for the 2021 International Book Awards, Indies Today Book of the Year Award 2020, Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize 2021 and Oprelle Rise up Poetry Prize 2021. Sandeep was also nominated to be The Story Mirror Author of the Year in 2019.

‘A Father’s Son’ is Sandeep’s first story to be published with Fairlight Books.


Q: If you could travel back in time, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why?

A: I would like to meet Munshi Premchand, to learn the art of writing a great story in simple way.


Q: What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you as a child?

A: I read Panchtantra, an Indian comic based on folk tales.


Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)

A: ‘Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions. Be in the world, but not of it.’ ― Bhagavad Gita


Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?

A: Submitting it to magazines for publication.


Q: Who is your personal inspiration?

A: Myself. Until now, whatever I have written is taken from my own life experiences