Malsawmi Jacob is an independent writer now living in Bengaluru.
A native of Mizoram, she was initiated into literature through Mizo folklore, poems and songs. The interest was cultivated further through her study of English literature at graduate and post-graduate levels. She studied mostly in Shillong, Meghalaya, passedMA in English from NEHU, and PGDTE from CIEFL Hyderabad.
Shehasworked in different cities of India: taught English to undergraduates at St. Claret College, Bangalore, and Aizawl College, Aizawl; was senior co-ordinator at SPARROW, Mumbai; edited a two-page women’s column of a monthly magazine for 8 years; and free lanced as a journalist for about 2 years in Northeast publications while living in Guwahati.
Malsawmi has published 7 books: 1 poetry collection, 1 collection of short stories, 2 narrative non-fiction, 2 children’s story books and 1 novel. She has also contributed poems, stories and articlesfor several anthologies and journals.