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Easterine Kire

Easterine Kire

Easterine Kire has written nine novels and novellas, winning the Hindu Prize in 2015 and Tata Book of the Year in 2017 and the Sahitya Bal Puraskar in 2018. She has also published a number of poetry volumes and children’s books. Kire holds a Phd from Poona University.


BOOK LAUNCH: The Rain–Maiden and the Bear–Man

Easterine Kire and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Preeti Gill

The Jaipur Literature Festival First Edition is delighted to host the virtual launch of Easterine Kire’s latest work, The Rain–Maiden and the Bear–Man, published by Seagull Books.
A poet and novelist, Kire's new short story collection, The Rain–Maiden and the Bear–Man, weaves a fabric of magic and reality, and brews together oral narratives from Nagaland. Rooted in fantastical folktales brimming with human connection, the stories are illustrated in full colour by Sunandini Banerjee and unwrap a rich portrayal of the Naga natural and spiritual world. Kire's other works include A Terrible Matriarchy, Bitter Wormwood, A Respectable Woman and When the River Sleeps. Banerjee is a graphic artist and editor. In conversation with  editor and literary agent Preeti Gill, they explore these multilayered tales and the essence of their tradition, spirit and folklore.