K A Beena
Author and journalist
K A Beena is an Indian author, journalist and coloumnist who writes in Malayalam. Beena’s first book Beena Kanda Russia(travelogue) was written at the age of 13. The book recounts her experiences of attending the International Children’s camp at Artek, in the Ukranian SSR, in 1977. She started her career as a journalist for Kerala Kaumudi publications and later worked for Mathrubhumi Publications. In 1991, she joined the Indian Information Service, for the Government of India. She has published 23 books including travelogues, short story collections, novels for children, collection of essays, memoirs and media-related books. In 2014, Beena received the regional and national Laadli Media Award. Along with her written works, Beena regularly contributes columns in leading publications.