Kavery Nambisan was born in Kodagu district, Karnataka. She did her medical studies at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore and her higher surgical studies in the UK. After obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) from London, she worked predominantly in the rural parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. She has also worked as a governing council member of the Association of Rural Surgeons of India.
She has written seven novels, including The Scent of Pepper, The Story That Must Not Be Told and A Town Like Ours. She has also written several books for children. This is her first long non-fiction work.
Kavery was married to the poet and writer Vijay Nambisan. She lives and works in Kodagu district and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org