A compelling voice in literature, film, and photography critique, Ratik Asokan has carved a niche for himself in the world of arts and culture journalism. His insightful writings have graced the pages of some of the world’s most esteemed publications, including the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, The Baffler, The Nation, Art News, and Guernica, among others.
Endorsed by leading literary figures and critics as a rising talent in arts and culture writing, Ratik’s influence and unique perspective are recognized and respected across the field. His recent acceptance of a position at The Baffler testifies to his growing prominence, where he has been instrumental in steering the magazine’s editorial strategy.
Adding to his notable achievements, Ratik made history as the youngest editor and the first from Asia at the esteemed Arts in America magazine. His discerning eye and astute judgement have also led him to serve as a juror for some of the most prestigious arts writing awards in the country.
Even as a graduate student, Ratik’s expertise was in demand, editing academic manuscripts for distinguished professors from Harvard University and Columbia University. Through his works, Ratik continues to explore and shape global conversations on arts and culture.