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K. R. Meera

Fall 2017 Visiting Fellow
Writer & Columnist
August 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

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, winning some of the most prestigious literary prizes including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the Vayalar Award, and the Odakkuzhal Award. In August 2017, she was nominated for the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novella The Poison of Love. In 2015, she won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Aarachar, widely hailed as a contemporary classic and a best seller in Malayalam with more than 150,000 copies in four years. Her novel, Hangwoman (Penguin, 2016), was short listed for the 2016 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 lives in Kottayam with her husband, Deleep and daughter, Shruthi.