Following an open call for applications in Autumn 2022, Kuppuswamy Ganesan was awarded an 8-week funded residency. Cove Park’s programme of funded residencies support research, the development of existing and new projects, collaboration, interdisciplinary practice, and the production of new work and ideas. All national and international artists, cultural practitioners, and researchers, working individually and collaboratively in all art forms, in the creative industries, and across disciplines, were eligible to apply. Cove Park’s residencies also support individuals at every stage in their careers.

Kuppuswamy Ganesan is a well-known author with published works in both fiction and non-fiction genres. His work has been recognized through several awards and honors, including the Toronto Tamil Garden Award, SRM University Tamil Perayam Award, Ireland Literature Exchange Bursary, and Government of Tamil Nadu Award. He is a creative and detail-oriented individual with a passion for writing and a commitment to excellence.

At Cove Park, G.Kuppuswamy will work on translating Douglas Stuart’s Booker Award-winning novel Shuggie Bain. He chose this novel to translate because he felt it is very close to his sensibilities. The novel deals with the disintegration of a family due to economic crises and alcoholism, which are prevalent in his society as well.

Image provided by the artist.