Galle Literary Festival 2010: Update 2

4 October, 2009

OMG! Shyam Selvadurai is going to be there!

If you like your Sri Lankan diasporic literature, you will not be blind to the bright star that is Selvadurai. His two novels Funny Boy and Cinammon Gardens are beautifully written, dealing with issues of identity, sexuality and Sri Lanka’s troubled past in a vivid and sensitive way. I can’t recommend him enough. If you haven’t tried any Sri Lankan literature, why don’t you start with him?

Selvadurai is also the editor of Story Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers which I am dipping into occasionally. Good stuff.

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