Manu Joseph is the author of ‘Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous’, which was released in September, and the widely acclaimed and bestselling novels, ‘Serious Men’ and ‘The Illicit Happiness of Other People’, which have been translated into many languages, and have been nominated for several prizes. He is the winner of The Hindu Literature Prize, and The American Pen Open Book Award whose jury described him “…that rare bird who can wildly entertain the reader as forcefully as he moves them”. He is a former columnist for The International New York Times. During his stint as editor of the newsweekly, ‘Open’, he broke the ‘Radia Tapes’ story, which revealed the telephone conversations between a corporate lobbyist and some of India’s most influential public figures. He is also the co-writer of the film, ‘Love Khichdi’.