Kiran Nagarkar (*1942 in Mumbai/ India) writes novels, plays and scripts in Marathi and English. After studying at Ferguson College in Mumbai, he worked as a college lecturer, journalist and screenwriter as well as in advertising. His first novel Seven sixes are forty-three (1974) about the life of a young man from Mumbai is regarded as a milestone of Marathi literature and won the Hari Narayan Apte Award in 1975. For Cuckold (1997), Kiran Nagarkar received the highest distinction of the Indian Literature Academy in 2000, the Sahitya Akademi Award. His novel God’s little soldier about religious fundamentalism was published in 2006. In 2008, the author was a guest of the Berlin artists’ programme DAAD. Kiran Nagarkar lives in Mumbai.