U.R. Ananthamurthy

U.R. Ananthamurthy (1932–2014) was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was one of India’s most celebrated modern writers, a recipient of the Jnanpith Award (India’s foremost literary prize), and an important representative of the New Movement in Kannada-language literature. He was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.