Manu Joseph is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling novels, Serious Men, The Illicit Happiness of Other People and Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous, which have been translated into many languages have been nominated for several prizes. Among other honours, he is the winner of The Hindu Literature Prize and The American Pen Open Book Award, whose jury described him as '…that rare bird who can wildly entertain the reader as forcefully as he moves them'. The Tamil translation of 'Serious Men' won the Sahitya Akademi award. The novel also adapted as a Netflix original. Among the most read commentators of India, he is a former columnist for The New York Times. During his tenure as editor of OPEN magazine, he released a set of income tax recordings of phone conversations that came to be known as the 'Radia Tapes'.