Perumal Murugan is an Indian author, scholar and literary chronicler who writes in Tamil. Murugan initially studied Tamil literature both as an undergraduate, in Erode and as a postgraduate in Coimbatore then went on to obtain an M. Phil. from Madras University in Tamil studies followed by a Ph.D. where his doctoral thesis focused on the works of author R. Shanmugasundaram. Some his renowned works are Eru Veyyil (1991), Koolamadari (2000), Neer Vilaiyattu (2009), Veppennaik Kalayam (2012), Aalandaapatchi (2013) and Mayanathil Nitkum Maram (2017). Five of his novels have been translated into English: Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005. He was a professor of Tamil at the Government Arts College in Namakkal. In 2005, Perumal Murugan’s novel Seasons of the Palm was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize and in 2017, the English translation of Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan, or One Part Woman, by Aniruddhan Vasudevan, won the Sahitya Akademi’s Translation Prize. Perumal Murugan received the KLF Book in Translation of the Year Award for Estuary -Translated by Nandini Krishnan, Eka, Westland (2020).