The Madman’s Prophecy: A Life in Verse
Amir Or with Srilata K
Amir Or has been recognized as a major voice in world literature. He is the 2020 Golden Wreath laureate, and winner of numerous national and international awards, the latest including the 2016 European Atlas of Lyrics award, the 2017 Blue-Met Montreal World Through Poetry award, the 2019 Homer European Medal of Art and Poetry, Brussels, the 2021 Ianicius and Wladislaw Reimont awards, Poland, and the 2021 Shabda Guchha award, NY.
Or published 14 poetry books, the latest being Wings (2015) and Child (2018). His work was translated to 50 languages, and published in 45 books in Europe, America and Asia. He published 2 novels, and 12 volumes of his translations from Ancient Greek, English and other languages.
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.