Name Easterine Kire
 Date of birth
 March 29th 1959
 Nationality Indian
 Tribe Angami Naga
 Language English C2
 Tenyidie C2
 Norwegian B1
 Hindi A2
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Awards and recognitions
 Awards and recognitions
 Result AwarderYear
 Best English Language Book Awarded Sahitya Sabha,
 Indian Academy of Letters
 Tata Book of the Year Award for fiction
 Won Tata Lit Live!, Mumbai, India
 The Hindu Literature Prize 2015
 Won The Hindu, Chennai, India
 The Hindu Literature Prize 2013
 The Hindu, Chennai, India2014
 The “Free Voice” award Awarded Catalan PEN, Barcelona, Spain
 Governor's award for excellence in Naga literature Awarded Nagaland, India
 Tata Memorial Award for academic research Awarded The Lady Tata Memorial Trust, India
 Best journalistic essay Won Nagaland Journalists Association, India
 Silver medal for Best creative writing Silver Bertrand Russell Study Forum, India1982

Work experience
 Employer FromTo
 Tromsø Kommune
 Friby koordinator / ICORN coordinator
 Tromsø Kommune
 Tromsø Kommune
 Guest writer, ICORN program
 Nagaland University, Kohima, Nagaland, India
 Lecturer and Reader in English
 Kohima College, Kohima, Nagaland, India1985
 Lecturer in English literature
 Government of Nagaland, Kohima, India1982
 Editor, Department of Publicity

 Degree WhereYear
 PhD Poona University, Pune, India2002 Thesis: "Translation as a Creative Art:
 Nativisation of Language in the
 Translation of Angami Folk Tales."
 Master's Degree North Eastern Hill University1981 I Division
 Post graduate Diploma in Journalism Delhi University1979 I Division

Professional affiliations
 Organisation Position
 Norwegian Writers forum Member
 Norsk PEN Member
 Austrian PEN Honorary member
 Ura Academy for Tenyidie Literature and Culture, Nagaland, India
 North East Writers' Forum, India Member

Selected publications
Publications are too many to list, only the most prominent publications are listed. 27 original books published, including 5 children's books (not listed here). In addition several second editions, and 7 translations. Find more books here.

 Published by
2019 A Respectable Woman Zubaan, India
2017 Don’t Run My Love Speaking Tiger, India
2016 Son of the Thundercloud Speaking Tiger, India
 When the River Sleeps
 Zubaan Books, New Delhi, India
2011 A Slice of Stavanger Barkweaver, Norway
2011 Life on Hold Barkweaver, Norway
2011 Bitter Wormwood Zubaan Books, New Delhi, India
2010 MARI Harper Collins India
2009 Naga Folktales Retold Barkweaver, Norway
2007 A Terrible Matriarchy Zubaan Books, New Delhi, India
2003 A Naga Village Remembered [a first novel] Ura Academy, Nagaland, India
2002 The Windhover Collection [short stories and poems]
 Steven Herlekar, Poona, India
1982 Kelhoukevira [a first volume of poetry in English] J.B Lama, Calcutta, India

In 2013, her band JazzPoetry released a digital album that spent some time at the top of the Norwegian iTunes jazz charts.

In addition more than 50 articles are written for newspapers, magazines and miscellaneous publications. She has written reference books for Social Sciences and edited several English subject textbooks for schools under the Nagaland Government. Many of her poems and short stories have been published in Asia and Europe.

Since 2005, a huge number of live poetry readings and singing, with or without accompaniment, in Austria, Germany, India, Norway, Polen, Spain, Sweden and UK. Many of these performances was carried out with her band JazzPoetry.

Radio and TV work
Scripting, narrating, acting and producing documentaries and plays for radio and television in India.