A poet and fiction writer, K.Srilata is a Professor of English at IIT Madras. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, at Sangam house and at the Yeonhui Art Space in Seoul. Srilata’s books include four poetry collections – Bookmarking the Oasis. Writing Octopus, Arriving Shortly and Seablue Child, a novel Table for Four (Penguin), long listed in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize, three co-edited anthologies The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry, Short Fiction from South India (OUP) and All the Worlds Between: A Collaborative Poetry Project Between India and Ireland (Yoda). She has also published a translation of R.Vatsala’s Tamil novel Once there was a girl and an anthology of women’s writing from the Self-Respect movement titled The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History (Zubaan). Srilata co-curates the CMI Arts Initiative and the CMI-Sangam House Writing Residency.