South Asian Author Challenge Wrap-up
3 December, 2010
Although I’d put my name down to read 5 books for the South Asian Author Challenge hosted by Swapna of S. Krishna’s Books, I had secretly been hoping to read much more. Looking back, I see that my reading’s been concentrated around my trip home to Sri Lanka early in the year and then petered out. Oh well, that just leaves me more for next year:)
So what did I read this year?
Mosquito by Roma Tearne – loved this. I have 3 more books by Tearne which I’m looking forward to reading.
The Road from Elephant Pass by Nihal de Silva – my favourite book of the challenge.
Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai – a re-read which again impressed upon me what a fine writer Selvadurai is. I’m eagerly awaiting his next book.
Serendipity by Ashok Ferrey – this novel didn’t really work for me however I’m a huge fan of his short stories so looking forward to reading more by Ferrey.
The Moon in the Water by Ameena Hussein – dark and melancholic and definitely looking forward to reading more by Hussein.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri – my introduction to Lahiri. I love her easy style.
Which makes 6 books in total, most concentrating on Sri Lanka. Can’t be helped as I like discovering my roots!
This is a great challenge in which to participate if you have an interest in South Asia and its literature. Swapna’s built up a wonderful directory of literature by South Asian authors and set in South Asia, so do check her blog. And the sign-up for the 2011 challenge has already begun. So, are you going to join us this year?
Here’s to exploring more South Asian authors and literature in 2011!