Anushiya Ramaswamy grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is currently a Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Anushiya’s work has appeared in World Literature Today, Callaloo, and her translation of Gorilla, the first Tamil novel by the Sri Lankan Tamil writer Shobasakthi was published by Random House, (India, 2008). Traitor, the second novel by Shobasakthi, was published in 2010 (Penguin, India). She has also translated a collection of poetry by N.D. Rajkumar, Give Us This Day A Feast of Flesh (Navayana Publishers, New Delhi). A translation of a selection of Shobasakthi’s short stories, The MGR Murder Trial came out in 2015. Anushiya was also one of the three translators of the international poetry collection, In Our Translated World: Contemporary Global Tamil Poetry published in Toronto, Canada by Tamil Literary Garden in 2014. She is currently working on translating the novels, “Box” and “Ichaa” by Shobasakthi.