Srilata K - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:00 pm
The Blue Couch

What if the Whole Sky were Yours?

Shobhana Kumar and Srilata K

Day 1
2:00 pm
The Blue Couch

The Madman’s Prophecy: A Life in Verse

Amir Or with Srilata K

Day 2
2:45 pm
Tennis Court

I, Salma

Salma with Shobhana Kumar and Srilata K


K Srilata is a poet, fiction writer, translator and academic. Her most recent collection of poems Three Women in a Single-Room House has been published by Sahitya Akademi. Srilata’s poems have been widely anthologized and feature in collections such as The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets and The Penguin Book of Indian Poets. Her recent book This Kind of Child: The `Disability’ Story (Westland) brings together first-person accounts, interviews and short fiction on the disability experience. Srilata’s books include five collections of poetry, the anthologies The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry, Short Fiction from South India (OUP), All the Worlds Between: A Collaborative Poetry Project Between India and Ireland (Yoda) and Lifescapes: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers from Tamilnadu (Women Unlimited). Srilata’s novel Table for Four (Penguin, India) was long listed in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize. Srilata has translated the work of the Tamil writers Vatsala and Salma Srilata was formerly a Professor of Literature at IIT Madras and is currently Adjunct Professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute.