K.R. Meera, an independent journalist and writer, made her mark in Malayalam journalism when she won the PUCL Human Rights National Award for Journalism in 1998 for an investigative series on the plight of women labourers in Kerala. She started writing fiction in 2001 and her first short story collection Ormayude Njarambu was published in 2002. Since then she has published four collections of short stories, a novella and three novels. Meera is one of the most widely read authors of her generation in Malayalam and has won many prestigious literary prizes.