K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning writer and columnist who has published more than a dozen books including short stories, novels and essays. She has won some of the most prestigious literary prizes including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for short story and novel, the Vayalar Award and the Odakkuzhal Award. Also, in 2015 she won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Aarachar, widely hailed as a contemporary classic and the best seller in Malayalam with more than 150,000 copies in less than three years. It is published by Penguin Books India as Hangwoman and was short listed for the DSC literary prize. Her other translated works include Yellow Is The Colour Of Longing, The Gospel of Yudas, The Poison Of Love ( all published by Penguin) and And Slowly Forgetting That Tree ( OUP).
She is currently residing in Manipal as part of the scholar-in-residence program. Announcements regarding sessions with her will be posted soon.