Subashree Krishnaswamy is a translator, writer and editor. She has translated The Tamil Story: Through the Times, Through the Tides, a mammoth anthology of Tamil short fiction, edited by Dilip Kumar. She edited the Indian Review of Books, a monthly magazine devoted to reviews of books, for a number of years. Her book, The Babel Guide to South Indian Fiction in Translation was published by Babel Books, UK. She edited and translated an anthology of Tamil poetry, Rapids of a Great River (Penguin) along with Lakshmi Holmström and K Srilata. She also collaborated with K Srilata on the book Short Fiction from South India.
She is an adjunct professor at the Asian College of Journalism and lives in Chennai.