V. J. James
V. J. James is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. His novel, Anti-Clock was shortlisted for the 2021 JCB Prize for Literature. Purappadinte Pusthakam, his debut novel won DC Books Silver Jubilee Novel Award in 1999. He published four collections of short stories including Vyakulamathavinte Kannadikkoodu, and Pranayopanishath. James bagged the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award and the Vayalar Award for his novel, Nireeshwaran. The English translation of Chorashasthram was shortlisted for the Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize.