K.R.Meera is an independent journalist and writer, who made her mark in Malayalam Journalism in 1998 when she won the prestigious Human Rights award instituted by the People's Union of Civil Liberties for an investigative series on the plight of women labourers in Kerala. Later she won the Chowara Parameswaran Award instituted by the Kerala Press Academy, the Deepalaya Child Rights Award and the British Chevening Scholarship for the Young Indian Print Journalists, 2005. She quit her job to become a full time writer in 2006.
She started writing fiction in 2001 and her first collection of short stories Ormayude Njarampu published in 2002 won several prestigious awards including Ankanam Sahithya Award, Lalithambika Antharjanam Award for young writers, Geetha Hiranyan Endowment Award of Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Thrissur Kerala Varma Katha Award etc. Her second collection of short stories Moha Manja won E V Krishna Pillai Smaraka Piravi Award. Her short novel Karineela won the Thoppil Ravi Smaraka Katha Award. Her short story Guillotine won P. Padmarajan Award and V.P.Sivakumar Memorial Keli Award in 2008. Ave Maria won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best short story collection published during 2006-08. She was selected for CTMA Literary prize 2012 instituted by Confederation of Malayalee Associations in TamilNad. Aaraachaar won Nooranad Haneef Memorial Novel Award in 2013, the prestigious Odakuzhal Award, and the coveted Vayalar Ramavarma Award along with the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novel in 2014 and the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novel in Malayalam in 2015.
The translation of her story Moha Manja ( Translated into English by J. Devika ) titled Yellow is the Colour Of Longing was selected as one of the three stories representing South Asia by the prestigious feminist journal Feminist Review published from London. Penguin India brought out a collection of her 15 short stories titled Yellow is the Colour of Longing ( Translated by J. Devika )in 2011 which was short listed for Crossword Translation Prize.