Posts by: R.Sivapriya

It’s been a year of great books. First, foremost, the shatteringly beautiful and moving account of the Tamil language as grammar, life and love by David Shulman. The most haunting story he tells in Tamil: A Biography is of the repeated loss and recovery of the literary tradition. Or so the story goes. In fiction,...

'Welcome back into the world, Murugan. We are so very glad to have you.' - R. Sivapriya on Perumal Murugan

An editor mourns the passing of a translator who was not just wonderfully skilful but extraordinarily sensitive to her material.

I discovered the French really love their books, and more than half of the fiction published there comes from across the world through translations

Setting aside the wonderful Agatha Christie, the goddesses of British crime are Dorothy Sayers, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.