Sharanya Manivannan

Sharanya Manivannan writes and illustrates fiction, poetry, children’s literature and non-fiction.

Her short story collection ‘The High Priestess Never Marries’ won a South Asia Laadli Award, and her books have been nominated for The Hindu Prize, The JCB Prize, The Neev Book Award, The Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize, The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award and other honours. She has also been the recipient of the inaugural Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship from Sangam House and the inaugural Kolam Fellowship from Kolam Writers’ Workshop.

Sharanya grew up in Sri Lanka and Malaysia and has lived in India since 2007.

“Across genre, all of Manivannan’s work glows with a luminous depth and a thorough relishing of language at every turn.”

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Photo: Anjan Kumar