S.R. Sundaram (aka Kannan Sundaram) is the Managing Director and Publisher of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd. He is also the editor of the publication’s eponymous magazine, a monthly journal for culture and politics. He co-organised ‘Tamil Ini 2000′, an international Tamil conference on 20th century Tamil writing. He has been part of the International Visitor Program to the US (2002), the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship programme (2007), the Visiting International Publisher programme in Sydney in 2017 and the Istanbul Fellowship in 2020. The French Book Office in India has invited him thrice to Livre Paris. He has also participated in programmes and seminars in Istanbul, Oslo and Sharjah.
He has published six Tamil books consisting of critical articles on Tamil media, publishing and politics. His English articles have been published by esteemed media outlets such as The Hindu, Economic and Political Weekly and The Scroll.
Kalachuvadu was awarded the Best Publisher Award by Publishing Next (2018) and the Romain Rolland award for Best Translation from French to an Indian language (2018). It also won the Federation of India Publishers’ Best Book Production Award (2019).