Kavitha Iyer has been a journalist for 21 years, including a long stint with The Indian Express. She has spent most of her career writing about those on the margins - slum dwellers, tribals, landless labourers, small farmers and women.
Her first book Landscapes Of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought (HarperCollins) was published in February 2021. It won the 2021 Tata LitLive Award for best first book in the non-fiction category. She was a 2021 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow.