Maithreyi Karnoor is a poet and a translator. A Handful of Sesame, her English translation of the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Kannada novel, Halla Bantu Halla was published this year. Her translation – a Sahitya Akademi publication – of a collection of musical plays by H.S Shivaprakash is forthcoming. She was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize in 2017. Her works, including poetry, translations, literary and theatre reviews have appeared in The Hindu, The Wire, Indian Express, Daily O, Muse India, Indian Literature etc. She lives in Goa.