K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning writer and journalist. She is the author of more than a dozen books in Malayalam including novels, novellas, short-story collections, essays and children’s literature. Her novel Aaraachaar, which won the Kendra and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards, was translated by J. Devika as Hangwoman and was shortlisted for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Her other translated works include Yellow Is The Colour of LongingThe Gospel of YudasThe Poison of LoveThe Unseeing Idol of Light and The Angel’s Beauty Spots.

Meera has completed her latest novel, Ghathakan (The Assassin), which unfolds as a literary thriller even as it explores questions of identity, gender and power—themes that have been the hallmark of her writing. Not since her bestselling classic Hangwoman has Meera embarked on a novel of such immense scope and towering ambition, laying bare as it does the hidden depths of human nature and our complex relationship with money. The English translation of Ghathakan is being represented by A Suitable Agency.