Who is K Srilata?
Her first book of poems, Seablue Child, was published in 2000, followed by Arriving Shortly. Her poem, ‘In Santa Cruz, Diagnosed Homesick’ won the first prize in the All India Poetry competition in 1998. She has also been awarded the Unisun British Council Poetry Award and the Charles Wallace fellowship for a writing residency. Her debut novel Table for Four was longlisted in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize and released in 2011. She had earlier translated from Tamil to English two millennia worth of poetry Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry -along with Lakshmi Holmstrom, Subashree Krishnaswamy to much critical acclaim.
She is also a professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where she researches and teaches Creative Writing, Fiction and Translation Studies. She is also a visiting faculty at the Chennai Mathematical Institute where she takes a course on Readings in Fiction.