#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
The monastic world of letters meets the pagan energy of rock’n’roll in the most recent Booker Prize–winning novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. This extraordinary book (with its unusual publication history) is a literary parable, a violent fusion of the sacred and profane, and a revolutionary moment for Sri Lankan fiction. Join Shehan Karunatilaka as he discusses his kaleidoscopic novel, both a history lesson and a masterclass in fiction.
Supported by the Taylor Family
Shehan Karunatilaka is the winner of the 2022 Booker Prize for his second novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. He is also the author of the award-winning Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, which was selected for the UK's 2022 Big Jubilee Read selection. Born in Sri Lanka, he studied in New Zealand and has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam and Singapore. He lives in Colombo with his family, his guitars and his unfinished stories.