Damodar Mauzo is a novelist and short fiction writer, scriptwriter and critic. He has three novels, five collections of short stories and five other books to his credit. His 1983 Sahitya Akademi award winning novel Karmelin has been translated into over a dozen languages. His stories are widely translated into various Indian languages and also in Portuguese, French and English. Tsunami Simon, an award winning novel is published in translation into English by Pony tale Books, India. KATHA has published a collection of his stories, These Are My Children; while Rupa Publications’ Teresa’s Man was first released in Germany at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Mirage is a collection of not-so-short stories published by Under ThePeepal Tree, Goa.In 2015, Teresa’s Man was nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Prize. National TV channel, Doordarshan has telecast two of his much acclaimed stories in the Hindi serials Ek Kahani and Aur Ek Kahani. He is also an award winning scriptwriter who has written for five films of which two have won the national awards.