K.R. Meera is a writer and journalist.She has penned books in Malayalam including novels, novellas, short-story collections, essays, and children’s literature. Her novel Aaraachaar, which won the Kendra and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards, was translated by J. Devika as Hangwoman and was shortlisted for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Meera has completed her latest novel, Ghathakan (The Assassin). Her book Hangwoman is a bestselling classic. The English translation of Ghathakan is being represented by A Suitable Agency.