Easterine Kire

Easterine Kire is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and children’s books. She was the first Naga writer to publish an English novel, titled A Naga Village Remembered. Her second novel, A Terrible Matriarchy, has been translated into Norwegian, German and Marathi. In 2011, she was awarded the Governor’s Prize for Excellence in Naga Literature and the Free Word by Catalan PEN, Barcelona in 2013. Her book When the River Sleeps won the 2015 Hindu Literature Prize and was chosen for the inaugural Gordon Graham Prize for Naga Literature in 2019. In 2017, Son of the Thundercloud was awarded the Tata Litlive Book of the Year and the Bal Sahitya Puraskar the following year. Her latest novel, A Respectable Woman, recently won Printed Book of the Year India.

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