|Atreya Sarma is a literary dilettante trying his hand at poetry, views, reviews, articles, editing and translation. His squiggles have appeared in print in Mother India, Himmat, Bharatiya Pragna, Hyderabad Circle News (of SBI), Deccan Chronicle, Cyberhood, Metverse Muse, Triveni, Business Vision, The Hans India (English daily), A Posy of Poesy (2009), Poets Paradise (2010), Celebrating Creativity (2010), Jayanti (a Telugu & English bilingual quarterly), Andhra Bhoomi (Telugu daily), Nelavanka-Nemaleeka (Telugu literary monthly); and on websites like indiavarta.com, museindia.com, Poemhunter.com, Social Cause.org, Sulekha.com, http://www.episteme.net.in, and Literaturestudioreview.in.
Atreya Sarma was earlier the editor of Bharatiya Pragna (an English monthly), Social Cause (an ejournal), and Cyberhood (a neighbourhood weekly) – all from Hyderabad. A few prizes / pats that he received now and then tempted him to hang about in the penning arena.
With PG Dip in Mass Communications & Telugu Translation Techniques, he translates from/to English/Telugu. He holds an MA in English Literature having earlier done JAIIB (a banking diploma), BA (English Litt, Sanskrit Litt, History), and BSc (BZC).
He composed in English the profiles of 132 modern Telugu Stalwarts for the bilingual book Marapuraani Maanikyaalu (2010) (with wordy & pictorial sketches in Telugu by BNIM, a noted writer & artist). He has translated into English under the title Salt of the Earth - select short stories in Telugu by noted writer Dr Mallemala Venugopala Reddy (June 2013). He has also edited five books: Lung Care and Long Life by Dr Shyam Sundar Raj (2012); Memoirs & Musings of an IAS Officer by KV Natarajan (Menaka Prakashan, Pune, June 23, 2013); Turquoise Tulips (A collection of short stories) by Dr Ashok Patwari (Authors Press, 2015); Prolegomena and Transformative Articles on Literary Translation by Dr VVB Rama Rao (Authors Press, 2015); and Gian Singh Shatir, a fictional autobiography by Sahitya Academy awardee (Urdu) Gian Singh Shatir (awaiting publication).
As a panelist, he translated 6 out of 36 chapters of the Telugu mega novel Veyi Padagalu (by Jnan Pith awardee Viswanatha Satyanarayana) into English under the title Thousand Hoods (ceremonially launched on Oct 18, 2015 with dummy copies, and the final formal publication is away in a few months).
Atreya Sarma's first collection of English poems, Sunny Rain-n-Snow, came out in May 2016.
He is in labour of love as the Editor (Fiction, Reviews, News & Events, Telugu Literature) of Muse India, a literary ezine wherein he has brought out four Special Features on Telugu Literature so far. He is also an Official Critic with Metverse Muse, an international metrical poetry journal. As a lover of poetry, he has been since 2013 featuring Indian English poets from across the country in the Sunday section of The Hans India English daily.