K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning writer and journalist who has published more than a dozen books including short stories, novels and essays, wiining 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. Most recently, she won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Aarachar, widely hailed as a contemporary classic and the best seller in Malayalam with more than 120000 copies in less than three years. It is published by Penguin Books India as Hangwoman ad was short listed for the DSC prize. Her other translated works include Yellow Is The Colour Of Longing, The Gospel of Yudas ( both from Penguin) and And Slowly Forgetting That Tree ( OUP). She lives in Kottayam with her husband Dileep and daughter Shruthi.