Maithreyi Karnoor is a poet, critic, and literary translator. In 2019, A Handful of Sesame, her English translation of the award-winning Kannada novel – Halla Bantu Halla was shortlisted for the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. Her works have appeared in The Wire, The Hindu, Daily O, Indian Literature, and Muse India. She was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize in 2017. She writes a social satire comic-strip blog as The Drawer Avatar.