Timeri N. Murari is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and playwright who began his career as a journalist in Ontario, Canada. He writes for the Guardian, Sunday Times, and other magazines and newspapers internationally. He has published both fiction and nonfiction, and his bestselling novel, Taj, was translated into nineteen languages. In 2006, he published a memoir, My Temporary Son, exploring the difficulties of adopting a desperately ill orphan. He now lives with his wife in his ancestral home of Chennai, India.