In a notable literary accomplishment, celebrated Tamil author Perumal Murugan's novel 'Fire Bird,' translated into English by Janani Kannan, has been honored with the prestigious 2023 JCB Prize for Literature. The award ceremony, held in New Delhi, featured the virtual presence of Lord Bamford, Chairman of JCB Group, with Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director of JCB India Limited, presenting the award in person. This recognition further solidifies Murugan's standing as a literary luminary with a profound impact on both regional and global audiences.

Published by Penguin Random House India, the English translation of 'Fire Bird' has captivated readers and critics alike, leading to its commendation by the JCB Literary Prize.

The esteemed JCB Literary Prize, a distinguished literary accolade, includes a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh for the author, Perumal Murugan, and an additional Rs 10 lakh for the translator, Janani Kannan.

Perumal Murugan, a prolific Tamil writer, boasts an impressive literary repertoire, encompassing 12 novels, six collections of short stories, six anthologies of poetry, and numerous non-fiction works. Notably, ten of his novels, including 'Seasons of the Palm,' 'Current Show,' and 'One Part Woman,' have been translated into English, solidifying his international acclaim.