Perumal Murugan

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

Perumal Murugan is one of India’s well-known literary writers. He has written ten novels and five collections each of short stories and poetry.
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The Story of a Goat

ISBN 9780802147516 Black Cat / Grove Atlantic

As he did in the award-winning One Part Woman, in his newest novel, The Story of a Goat, Perumal Murugan explores a side of India that is rarely considered in the West: the rural lives of the country’s farming community. He paints a bucolic yet sometimes menacing portrait, showing movingly how danger and deception can threaten the lives of the weakest through the story of a helpless young animal lost in a world it naively misunderstands. More about this book >

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Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan is one of India’s well-known literary writers. He has written ten novels and five collections each of short stories and poetry. His best-known novel One Part Woman was longlisted for the inaugural National Book Award for Translated Literature, and it won the prestigious Indian Languages Festival Samanvay Bhasha Samman for writing in Indian languages and the Translation Prize from India’s National Academy of Letters.

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