Soumya Sarker completed M.A. in ‘Literature in English’ from the English Department at Dhaka University in February 2010. He also completed B.A. (Hons.) from the same department. Soumya is currently working as a lecturer of English at Jagannath University, but in his free time he engages himself in creative writing. Soumya’s first book of verse titled Khudha aar Trishna Dhorey Rakho was published during the Ekushey Boi Mela in 2011. His second book of verse titled Neel Bisorgo Neel was published in 2012 and third titled Buddha Bollen Tobuo… was published in 2013. Soumya’s Bangla translation of Mohammad Ben Abdallah’s play The Trial Of Mallam Ilya was also published in 2013. He joined BotTala after taking part in an acting workshop conducted by Mr. Aref Syed in May 2010. However, his real interest lies in script-writing and direction. The Trial Of Mallam Ilya is due to be staged by BotTala soon. He is now preparing for his first collection of short stories No Na Golpo.