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"Hungry Ghosts", the latest novel of Shyam Selvadurai, the renowned Sri Lankan- Canadian novelist, will be launched in Sri Lanka, on the 3rd August 2013 at Park Street Mews, Colombo.

Time : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Address of the venue: 50/1, Park Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka

There will be a book reading by the author followed by a forum discussion. Shyam also will autograph copies of his books at this event. The event is hosted by EQUAL GROUND and the Canadian High Commission.

The book is available at Sarasavi, Vijitha Yapa and other book shops as well.



A word abot Selvadurai and his work...

Selvadurai has come again … like a rain, falls on the parched land we are struggling to breath. In his book, ‘The Hungry Ghosts’, he carefully paints the bitterness of this land strained with the blood of humans belonged to all the minorities; ethnic, cast, religious, as well as sexual. In his own way of developing characters and incidents in such a realistic, balanced manner, Selvadurai presents the story enriched with a rich language, rather poetic this time.



'The Hungry Ghosts' is the fifth book authored by Shyam Selvadurai, who migrated to Canada in 1984, as a result of 1983 riots, when he was nineteen. 'Funny Boy', his first novel, won Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Male Novel, and Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award for 1994. His other novels; 'Cinnamon Gardens' and 'Swimming in the Monsoon Sea' attracted millions of readers.

He has a strong bond with Sri Lanka and in all his books, he remarks a strong influence of the 1983 black July riots. He engages in different literary work organized in Sri Lanka, such as 'write to reconcile project' for young writers, implemented by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka. He was the project Director for the project.



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