Vijay Nambisan is a poet, writer, critic and journalist of India writing in English. He won the First Prize in the first ever All India Poetry Competition in 1990 organized by The Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with the British Council.
Vijay Nambisan is the co-author of the poetry book Gemini with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes. '’Gemini'’ was Thaiyil's debut poetry book. Nambisan has also translated the devotional poetry of Poonthanam and Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri.
In his monumental book '’Language as an Ethic'’, Nambisan passionately appeals to both the writers and readers of literature for ethical use of language.
Nambisan was the first ever All India Poetry Champion in 1988 for his poem Madras Central. The poem has since received rave reviews from critics as well as lay readers.
Vijay Nambisan is married to the well known doctor and novelist Kavery Nambisan (nee Bhatt), famous for the books '’The Truth (Almost) About Bharat'’, '’The Scent of Pepper'’ and '’The Story That Must Not Be Told'’, which was nominated for Man Asian Literary Prize 2008. This is Kavery's second marriage, following her divorce from Dr K R Bhatt.
- Language as an Ethic (Essays) New Delhi: Penguin Books, India 2003. ISBN 978-0143030218
- Bihar is in the Eyes of the Beholder (Reflection) (Poetry in English). New Delhi: Viking, India 2000. ISBN 978-0670892402
- Gemini (Poems). New Delhi: Viking Books, India 1992.
- '’Puntanam and Melpattur : Two Measures of Bhakti'’ (Religion), Penguin Books, India New Delhi (2009). ISBN 978-0143064480
- Book Reviews in DNA by Vijay Nambisan
- ‘’Reasons of Belonging’’ -“Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets” by Ranjit Hoskote
- Kaveri Nambisan – A Biography
- Indian Poets Writing in English
- Indian English Literature
- Indian Writing in English
- Indian poetry
- The Poetry Society (India)