Poets and Speakers

K. Srilata

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
K. Srilata A poet, fiction writer and translator, Srilata is Professor of English at IIT Madras. Srilata has four collections of poems, Bookmarking the Oasis (Paperwall/Poetrywala, 2015), Writing Octopus (Authorspress, 2013), Arriving Shortly (Writers Workshop, 2011) and Seablue Child (Brown Critique, 2002). She also co-edited the anthology The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry. Srilata’s debut novel Table for Four , long listed in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize, was published by Penguin. Srilata’s academic books include The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History (Zubaan, 2002) and Short Fiction from South India (OUP, 2008). Srilata was a writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, at Sangam house and at the Yeonhui Art Space in Seoul.