Biography: Vatsala Radhakeesoon
Vatsala Radhakeesoon was born in the exotic island, Mauritius on 17 October 1977.
She started writing poems at the age of 14. In 1995, when she was 18, her poem Loneliness was published in the most prestigious and widely read local newspaper L’Express. She is the author of the poetry books When Solitude Speaks (Ministry of Arts and Culture Mauritius,2013) ,
Depth of the River (Scarlet Leaf publishing House, Canada,2017) and Hope (President’s Funds for Creative Writing, Mauritius,2018) .
Vatsala Radhakeesoon is one of the representatives of Immagine and Poesia, an Italy based literary movement uniting artists and poets’ works. She has been selected as one of the poets for Guido Gozzano Poetry contest,2016 and 2017. In December 2017, she was awarded 1 of the 100 most influential women of Mauritius in the category of Arts and Culture for her
multi-lingual poetic skills by Train to Gain Ltd.
Vatsala currently lives at Rose-Hill and is a freelance translator, interviewer and reviewer.