My real name is John Joseph and assumed ‘Joy J. Kaimaparamban’ as the pen name. I was born on October 1939 in a middle class family of Kerala, the south most state of India. After education I became a schoolmaster. Worked in several Kerala government schools and retired in 1995. Now residing at Vayalar, a village north of Cherthala town, which is between Alappuzha (Alleppey) town and Ernakulam (Cochin) city with my wife and two children.
From early childhood I acquired the habit of reading. It grew into the craze of reading all kinds of books, fiction and non-fiction. I could read so many works of the old masters when I was in high school classes. Afterwards I read creations of modern writers. My studies were badly affected by the reading habit. Wrote several novels and short stories including works for children in Malayalam, my mother tongue. Two novels won awards. Before retirement I have had an idea of writing novels in English. I felt the
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