Sriram Karri


Sriram Karri is a bestselling novelist, international media columnist, speaker and communications advisor. Karri's bestselling novel, Autobiography of a Mad Nation, was long listed for MAN Asian Booker Prize. He writes for The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Huffington Post, Khaleej Times, Firstpost, Scroll, Rediff, Hans India and The Wire, among others.

He started his career as a journalist over two decades ago and worked with The Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle. As a communications professional - he has worked for Satyam Computers, Indian School of Business, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and CallHealth. He co-founded a tech startup NowPos over 12 years ago.

He has moderated talks with several prominent thinkers and public figures, including Amitav Ghosh, Dr Shashi Tharoor, Dr Sanjaya Baru, Barkha Dutt, A S Dulat, Ben Judah, Max Roddenbuck, Shri K T Rama Rao, Jairam Ramesh, Sudha Narayana Murthu, et al., and runs the fascinating debating platform ‘HydPark’ where India's top notch writers and intellectuals visit to discuss cutting-edge ideas and most significant issues.

He qualified for the National Defence Academy (Air Force - 88th course) in 1992, wrote his first book at the age of 12 and once set a world record for non-stop debating for 24 hours to raise funds. He is currently working on his next novel, One Farmer Less.