K. Srilata is a poet, fiction writer and Professor of English at IIT Madras. Her books include four poetry collections: Bookmarking the Oasis (Paperwall/Poetrywala, 2015), Writing Octopus (Authorspress, 2013), Arriving Shortly (Writers Workshop, 2011) and Seablue Child (Brown Critique, 2002), as well as a novel, Table for Four, which was long-listed in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize and published by Penguin in 2011. She has co-edited two anthologies, The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry and Short Fiction from South India (OUP), and has translated R. Vatsala’s Tamil novel, Once there was a girl (Vattathul), and a translation of women’s writing from the Self-Respect movement, The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History (Zubaan). Forthcoming from Yoda Press is an Indo-Irish collaborative poetry anthology, All the Worlds Between, which she co-edited with Fiona Bolger. Srilata has been writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, at Sangam House, and at the Yeonhui Art Space in Seoul. She co-curates the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) Arts Initiative along with Madhavan Mukund and K. V. Subrahmanyam.
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