Sanjay Kuttan was born in Johor Baru, Malaysia in 1964. He started writing at the age of 15 after being inspired by the publication of his mother, Rosaly Puthucheary’s first collection of poems, "Pillow Your Dreams."
In the late 90’s he connected with Stazja McFadyen, editor and publisher of the Austin Poets at Large weekly e-newsletter. Thanks to the internet, Sanjay’s poetry was able to reach a larger audience. Encouraged by Stazja, he continued to write and was published locally as well as abroad in various publications.
His first anthology of poetry, “Where Fires Rage” was published byy Straits Times Press in 2009. This was after more than a decade of his poems appearing anthologies such as In Our Own Words – A Generation Defining Itself Vol 3 (2005) and Vol 8 (2009); World Healing Book (2004); Singa No. 30 (2000); Bad News Bigolo – Love Edition (1998) and e-zines like MAP of Austin Poetry (US); The Poets Porch (US); Comrade Ezine (UK/US); The Writers Hood (US); and Pachamamapress (US).
Recently, his short story “Dying Alone” was published in Balik Kampung Vol 3C (2016) by BooksActually and “From a Simple heart” published in Letter to my Son by Marshall Cavendish (2020).