K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning writer and journalist. She has published short stories, novels and essays, and has won some of the most prestigious literary prizes including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, the Vayalar Award and the Odakkuzhal Award. In 2015, she won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Aarachar, widely hailed as a contemporary classic and published by Penguin Random House India as Hangwoman. In 2017, her The Poison of Love was published to ecstatic acclaim. She lives in Kottayam with her husband Dileep and daughter Shruthi.
Ministhy S. is an IAS officer who hails from Kerala and works in Uttar Pradesh. She is also a writer and translator. Her translation of K.R. Meera's The Poison of Love has been widely lauded as a masterpiece. Her books in English include essay collections and books for children. She has also translated books from Hindi and English to Malayalam.