Joseph Mathew is a journalist and has worked as the news bureau chief in New Delhi, India. He has an M.A in English Language and Literature. He taught Journalism in various Universities and was a member of Senate of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He was an advisory panel member of Central Board of Film Certification, New Delhi and Kerala State Institute for Childrens Literature. He was a journalism research fellow of KK Birla foundation New Delhi and lives in Cochin. He writes in English and Malayalam and wrote, The Avenge from Aymanam, the first ever (1997) literary criticism of The God of small things.