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Arunava translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction, nonfiction and poetry into English. Thirty-six of his translations have been published so far. Twice the winner of the Crossword translation award, for Sankar’s Chowringhee (2007) and Anita Agnihotri’s Seventeen, (2011), respectively, and the winner of the Muse India translation award (2013) for Buddhadeva Bose’s When The Time Is Right, he has also been shortlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction prize (2009) for his translation of Chowringhee. Besides India, his translations have been published in the UK and the US in English, and in several European and Asian countries through further translation. He also edits the Library of Bangladesh series and curates Seagull Books' India List. He was born and grew up in Kolkata, and lives and writes in New Delhi.