K. Srilata

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), a novel Table for Four, longlisted in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize and published by Penguin in 2011, two co-edited anthologies The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry and Short Fiction from South India (OUP), a translation of 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 that she co-edited with Fiona Bolger. Srilata has been a writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, at Sangam house and at the Yeonhui Art Space in Seoul. She co-curates the CMI Arts Initiative, along with Madhavan Mukund and K.V. Subrahmanyam.