Damodar Mauzo is a novelist and short fiction writer, scriptwriter and critic. He has over 15 books to his credit. His 1983 Sahitya Akademi award-winning novel Karmelin has been translated into over a dozen languages. His novel, Tsunami Simon won him Vishwa Konkani Kendra’s Vimala V Pai Sahitya Puraskar. His stories are widely translated into various Indian languages besides Portuguese, French and English. Two of his novels, Karmelin and Tsunami Simon and three of his story collections published into English are These Are My Children, Mirage and Teresa’s Man. The latter one was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Prize in 2015. Rumadful is translated into Marathi as Shantateche Ghan. National TV channel, Doordarshan has telecast two of his much-acclaimed stories in the Hindi serials Ek Kahani and Aur Ek Kahani. Winner of several literary awards, he is a three times award-winning scriptwriter. He has written for five films of which two have won the national awards.