Sri Lankan Stories
Shankari Chandran | Shehan Karunatilaka | S. Shakthidharan | Roanna Gonsalves
With effects rippling into the present, the Sri Lankan civil war, lasting more than 25 years from the early 1980s until 2009, has found an important place in our current cultural canon. Join lawyer and novelist of Song of the Sun God, Shankari Chandran, author of Booker Prize-winning The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka, Western Sydney composer and The Jungle and the Sea and Counting and Cracking playwright S. Shakthidharan as they discuss the island nation’s turbulent recent history and its influence in their storytelling. In conversation with prize-winning author Roanna Gonsalves.
This event is presented by the Sydney Writers' Festival and supported by UNSW Sydney.
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