K R Meera is a freelance journalist and the author of about 15 books in Malayalam. She has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in Malayalam including Vayalar Award, Odakkuzhal Award and Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards. Her best seller novel Aaraachaar has been translated into English by J Devika as Hangwoman which is short listed for DSC literary prize. Other translations include Yellow Is The Colour of Longing and And Slowly Forgetting That Tree.
J Devika is a researcher and teacher at Centre for Development Studies. She translates between Malayalam and English and has published translations in English of writings by Nalini Jameela, Sara Joseph, and K R Meera.