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Salil Chaturvedi is a writer and poet, whose short fiction and poetry have appeared in various journals, including the Indian Quarterly and Wasafiri. He is the Asia-region winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, 2008, and he won the Unisun/British Council Short Story Award in 2009. He also won the Wordweavers Poetry Contest in 2015. He brought out 'Shabduli' in 2015, the first Konkani audio book in the DAISY format for visually impaired audiences, in partnership with the Central Library, Goa. His published collections of poetry include In the Sanctuary of a Poem (2017) and in Hindi, Ya Ra LaVa Sha Sa Ha, for which he was conferred the Hindi Seva Samman by the Hindi Academy, New Delhi.