Joshua Newton

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Joshua Newton
Born (1969-08-02) 2 August 1969 (age 51)
Kerala, India
OccupationContemplative Writer

Joshua Newton (born 1969 in Kerala, India) is a contemplative writer based in India and the author of creative nonfiction and stories and an acclaimed screenwriter and a former journalist.


Joshua Newton (also mentioned as Joshua Newtonn in some places) is an international award-winning contemplative writer based in India. Two of his screenplays, Ritu and Offseason (Kerala Cafe) were made into films by the national award-winning filmmaker Shyamaprasad in India (former in Malayalam and Telugu and latter in Malayalam).[1]

His non-fiction and journalism have appeared in over 60 publications around the world.[2] His first book of creative nonfiction, The Book of People: Ten Life Reports From India explores lives of ten 'ordinary' Indians in the grand tradition of Joseph Mitchell and John McPhee.[3]

His new book Soul Biscuits : Tiny Bites For Truthful Living was recently published on Amazon by Bodhy Press.[4]

He is also the recipient of 2005 Evangelical Press Association award (second) in Interview Article section for "She Chose to Forgive", the feature story on Gladys Staines published in Charisma magazine,[5][6] and the 2004 Luis Valtuena VII International Humanitarian Photography Award (Special Prize) from Médicos del Mundo a major global NGO based in Spain. He is the first Asian to win these honours.[2]

His critically acclaimed short story, Taj Mahal, was published by Rupa Publications in the collection of modern Indian fiction named Why We Don't Talk.[7]

Before turning full-time to creative writing, he worked fourteen years as a journalist and reported from India for over 60 print and web publications around the world. He has also been the features editor of Men's Health (India), UAE Digest (Dubai Media City), a rewrite editor with Business World, and the coordinating editor of [[New Indian Express] (Kerala).[8] Over the two decades he has written on a wide variety of themes ranging from underworld goon to Indian textiles.

He no longer treats writing as a career and instead writes books or scripts for films or plays.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Book of People".
  4. ^ "Soul Biscuits: Tiny Bites For Truthful Living".
  5. ^ "Awards".
  6. ^ "She Chose to Forgive". Charisma Magazine.
  7. ^ "No false promises". Deccan Herald. 2 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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