S.L. Bhyrappa


S.L. Bhyrappa has been the bestselling novelist in Kannada for the past 50 years, in Marathi translation for the last two decades and one of the top five bestselling authors in Hindi translation. Bhyrappa has written 23 novels, most of which have been translated into nearly all the Indian languages as well as English. His best known novels are Vamshavriksha, Grihabhanga, Parva, Saakshi, Tantu, Saartha, Mandra and Aavarana. He has also written four volumes of literary criticism as well as books on aesthetics, social issues and culture. Bhyrappa is the recipient of five honorary doctorates by universities in Karnataka, a Sahitya Akademi Award, the Saraswati Samman and various other national awards.

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