Kiran Nagarkar is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ravan and Eddie, Cuckold (for which he won the Sahitya Akademi Award), God’s Little Soldier and The Extras, a sequel to Ravan and Eddie. His first book, Saat Sakkam Trechalis, written in Marathi and translated into English as Seven Sixes are Forty-three, is considered a landmark in post-Independence Indian literature. His novels have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Marathi. Nagarkar has also written several plays and screenplays in Marathi and English. He is also the author of Bedtime Story and Black Tulip.