Easterine Kire is a poet, short story writer and novelist from Nagaland. In 2003, she published the first English novel by a Naga A Naga Village Remembered. Her second novel, A Terrible Matriarchy (2007) has been translated into Norwegian, German and Marathi. Bitter Wormwood (2011) her fourth novel, was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2013. She was awarded the Governor’s Prize for excellence in Naga Literature (2011) and the “Free Word” by Catalan PEN, Barcelona (2013). She won the Hindu Literature Prize for When the River Sleeps (2016) and Tata Litlive Book of the Year award in 2017 for Son of the Thundercloud (2016). She also has a band “Jazzpoesi” whose digital CD topped the Norwegian Jazz charts in 2013.