A novelist at heart, MR Dattathri is a seasoned IT professional who worked for many multi-national companies in India and the US. He writes in Kannada. All three novels by him have garnered critical acclaim winning him several awards. He is the recipient of Māsti Praśasti (2019), a prestigious award for Kannada novels. His latest novel Tārābāyiya Patra has been translated into Telugu and was very well received. It is now appearing in English, translated by Srikanth Udupa. Dattathri is also a poet and a column writer.
A Note from Tarabai