CURRENT SHOW (Nizhal Muttram)
- Set in a small highway town in South India, Current Show revolves around Sathi, a young soda-seller in a run-down theatre. This is life lived on the margins of the film world, far beyond glitz and glitter of Tamil cinema.
SEASONS OF THE PALM (Koolamaathari)
- Seasons of the Palm tells the story of Shortie and his friends –Tallfellow, Stumpleg, Belly and Matchbox – all of them ‘untouchable’ chakkili children who herd goats for their Gounder caste landlords. A sophisticated mixture of naturalism and fantasy, this is a novel whose politics comes alive through its art. Shortlisted for the Kiriyama Award (2005 fiction finalist).
- With spare, powerful prose, Murugan masterfully conjures a terrifying vision of intolerance in this devastating tale of innocent young love pitted against chilling savagery. Long listed for the DSC prize for South Asian Literature.
One Part Woman
- The American debut of a world-class writer, already profiled by the New York Times, One Part Woman is a charming and touching story of a South Indian couple who cannot conceive, and the extraordinary efforts they make to please their family and try to have a baby.