Dr Letizia Alterno is the author of "Raja Rao: An Introduction (2011), published in the Contemporary Indian Writers Series by Cambridge University Press India. Reviews of the volume have praised it as "a detailed, incisive and eminently readable introduction" and "a rigorous examination of the diverse, and complex, Raja Rao canon, including some of his lesser known short-fiction." She has been the Editor-in-Chief (until 2014) of the Raja Rao Publication Project. She is the author of Rao's obituary article, published by The Guardian (2006) as well as an article on the legacy of Rao's work in The Times of India (2010). She has translated some of Rao's works into Italian and is currently editing a critical anthology, which investigates the significance of Raja Rao’s writings in the transnational and postcolonial era.