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Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s

Azhagunila is an avid Singapore-based writer, public speaker and trainer. Her published works include an anthology of Tamil short stories, Oranju (2015) and an anthology of Singapore heritage based articles, Sirukattu Chunai (2018). She has also written two picture books for young readers: Kondamma Kendama (2016) and Merlianum Melisavum (2017). The former won the Beyond Words competition by NBDCS in 2015. She is motivated to build cultural and heritage values and has been conducting enrichment lessons for school students for past seven years. She holds Master’s Degree in Engineering and ACTA certification.

English, Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s

Crimson Earth is a publishing firm focusing on content creation in the literary sector of Singapore. With imprints including works of Cultural Medallion Recipients, SEA Write Award Recipients and Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition Winner, Crimson Earth’s works have been featured at international book fairs like Frankfurt Book Fair, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, London Book Fair, and the New Delhi World Book Fair.

English, Tamil, Children’s

I am a retired teacher who is interested in writing. At age of 60, I wrote my first book titled Jaden and the Rainbow, published by Partridge Publishing.

Tamil, Poetry, Children’s

K.T.M. IQBAL (1940) has authored seven collections poetry and written over two hundred children’s songs for Radio Singapore’s programmes in the seventies to eighties, “ பாடிப் பழகுவோம் ” [ Let us sing ]. He has contributed poems, essays,  and short stories to the region’s leading newspapers and magazines. His poem “ தண்ணீர் ” ( Water) was selected for display in MRT trains  [1995] and for exhibition at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. His awards include Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996) , and South East Asia Write Award (2001) .

M S Shri Lakshmi, PhD

Writer, Editor, Translator, Publisher
Malay, Tamil, Non-fiction

Dr Lakshmi has authored 24 books and numerous research papers in Tamil Literature with special reference to the Tamil literature of Malaysia  and Singapore. Dr Lakshmi  is regarded  as an authority in the field with the extensive research she has carried out .She is passionate about publishing her research to reach a wider readership in order to stimulate greater interest in Tamil literature. She is the recipient of numerous  of awards in Tamil literature. In addition, she has given local flavour to Tamil literature by translating Malay stories into Tamil  for the National Library Board‘s Read Singapore Programme. 

Writer, Editor, Translator
English, Chinese, Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s

Prema oversees editorial, literary, creative and translation aspects of all Crimson Earth imprints. She has penned three books, translated eight, and edited over 30 titles. Prema was the recipient of the Creative Arts Grants in 2014.

Writer, Translator
English, Tamil

English, Tamil, Non-fiction

Rajeswaren was raised in kampong and pursued Tamil as an interest. He has been teaching English and Tamil for the past 3 decades. He is often sought after to translate non-fiction works and pedagogical article of interest.

Writer, Translator
English, Tamil, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s, Education, Academic

The terminology of science, technology, medical, pharmaceutical, humanities normally available only in English had been conversant to me to express them in Tamil for the past 33 Years in my Tamil Nadu Government Service. This has prompted me to enter into the interested freelance translator / writer field.  I'm confident that I can render a perfect and simple translation from English to Tamil and vice versa.