Shehan Karunatilaka

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What does this year’s double Booker win mean for south Asian literature?
With Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka and India’s Geetanjali Shree taking home two of publishing’s biggest prizes, what next for one of the world’s most overlooked literary regions?

Sana Goyal

01, Dec, 2022 @12:47 PM

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The Guardian view on the Booker: one award with hundreds of judges | Editorial
Editorial: Many have an opinion on the latest winner of the UK’s top literary prize, Shehan Karunatilaka. It’s a shame not all of them have read his book

Editorial

21, Oct, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Booker prize winner urges people not to circulate pirated copies of his novel
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka spent seven years writing The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, which won the prestigious award on Monday, and asks readers to honour the work put into it

Sarah Shaffi

21, Oct, 2022 @1:11 PM

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‘Writers all want to be rock stars’: Booker winner Shehan Karunatilaka on ghosts, war and childish dreams
Set during the Sri Lankan civil war and narrated by a dead man, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida is part murder mystery, part political satire and part love story. Its author recalls the grim events that inspired it – and the editor who kept pushing him to do better

Lisa Allardice

18, Oct, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Shehan Karunatilaka’s Booker winner is narrated by a dead man - but it’s a novel full of life
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, about a photographer during Sri Lanka’s civil war, has tremendous comic energy

Justine Jordan

17, Oct, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker prize for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Judges described the Sri Lankan author’s second novel as a ‘rollercoaster journey through life and death’ and praised its audacity and ambition

Sarah Shaffi and Lucy Knight

17, Oct, 2022 @8:51 PM

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