About the Book
An authentic, sparkling translation that will delight poetry lovers and scholars. Shyam Selvadurai pieces together the best of Sri Lankan poetry and fiction in this anthology. From the Sinhala and Tamil writers of the 1950s to diasporic writers of today, from stories of love and longing to those of brutality and death, this masterfully constructed anthology will give you a rich sense of Sri Lanka’s history, its people and the stories they have to tell.
About The Author:
Shyam Selvadurai’s first novel, Funny Boy, won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the US. He is the author of Cinnamon Gardens and Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, and the editor of an anthology, Story-wallah! A Celebration of South Asian Fiction. His books have been published in the US, the UK and India, and translated into seven languages. His latest novel, The Hungry Ghosts, was shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for Fiction and longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.