K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning writer and journalist. She has published short stories, novels and essays, and has won some of the most prestigious literary prizes including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the Vayalar Award and the Odakkuzhal Award. Most recently, she won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Aarachar, widely hailed as a contemporary classic and published by Penguin Books India as Hangwoman. She lives in Kottayam with her husband Dileep and daughter Shruthi.
'A literary heavyweight'-Indian Express In these bold, wry and ebullient stories, Meera's astonishing range of narrative techniques is on full display as she expertly lays bare the faultlines behind the fa̤ade of everyday life, sometimes with dark humour and sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness.