Gaurav Monga is a writer originally from New Delhi. He is the author of Tears for Rahul Dutta (Philistine Press, 2012), Family Matters (Eibonvale Press, 2019), Ruins (Desirepath Publishers, 2019), Costumes of the Living (Snuggly Books, 2020) and My Father, The Watchmaker (Hawakal Publishers, 2020). His work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including B O D Y, Fanzine, Juked, Tammy Journal, Spurl Editions, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Birkensnake amongst others.
He teaches English, German, literature, epistemology and creative writing, and has taught at schools and universities in India, Nepal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Gaurav taught himself German to read the works of Franz Kafka, and is currently translating selected works of Robert Walser, Peter Bichsel and Paul Leppin from German to English. He is a member of an international art and lifestyle movement called Neo-Decadence. Gaurav is also the founder and editor of a fledgling publishing house called Pan's Library.
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