2 August 1969 |
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). His non-fiction and journalism have appeared in over 60 publications around the world. 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.
He is also the recipient of 2005 Evangelical Press Association award (second) in Interview Article section for the feature story on Gladys Staines. ( "She Chose to Forgive" ) published in Charisma magazine and the 2004 Luis Valtuena VII International Humanitarian Photography Award (Special Prize) from Medicos Del Mundo a major global NGO based in Spain. He is the first Asian to win these honours.
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). Over the two decades he has written on a wide variety of themes ranging from underworld goon to Indian textiles.
He abruptly left his writing career to study and contemplate on Jesusian nondualism and Ramana teachings at AtmaPatha, a self-study platform founded in 2012.
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