Shyam Selvadurai

Shyam Selvadurai

Shyam Selvadurai was born in Sri Lanka. He is the author of Funny Boy, Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, and The Hungry Ghosts. He is the editor of a comprehensive anthology of Sri Lankan literature, Many Roads Through Paradise. His books have been published internationally and translated into ten languages.

“Why I Write” From Orwell to Today

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If we accept that we are again living in particularly turbulent political times, how is this reflected in our prose writing? A panel of writers will read from their work and discuss the role politics plays in their work using George Owell’s 1946 essay, “Why I Write” as a launching off point. Moderated by David […]

Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture