Cauvery Madhavan was born in India and moved to Ireland 33 years ago. She is the author of three books of fiction titled Paddy Indian, The Uncoupling and her latest book The Tainted, which has received much critical acclaim. It was picked as one of Ireland's prestigious An Post’s Top Summer Reads 2020. It was the runner-up in the SAHR Prize for Military Fiction and listed by The Times, UK, in their list of top 40 Historical Fiction novels. Cauvery is also a free range farmer, an enthusiastic gardener and a golfer with poorly realised ambitions. She is currently working on her fourth novel.