Perumal Murugan is one of India’s most reputed contemporary writers and among our foremost literary craftsmen. He is the author of ten novels, four collections of short stories, four anthologies of poetry and six non-fiction books mostly on language and literature. He has also edited several fiction and non-fiction anthologies. His Tamil novels Koola Maathaari, Nizhal Mutram and Madhorubagan have been translated into English as Seasons of the Palm, Current show and One Part Woman all to popular critical acclaim.
Perumal Murugan is currently the Writer- in -Residence at Manipal university. In the poetry reading session held at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities on 24th November, 2017 Perumal Murugan read out poems from his recently released collection of poems in Tamil which was followed by the readings in English from “Songs of a Coward”.