Photo Credit: George Pimentel

Shyam Selvadurai

Photo Credit: George Pimentel

Shyam Selvadurai

Shyam Selvadurai ‘s Funny Boy, won the W.H. Smith/ Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the US. He is the author of Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea and The Hungry Ghosts. His work has been translated into 9 languages and published worldwide. Funny Boy was made into a film, for which Shyam co-wrote the screenplay, and for which he won the Canadian Screen Award and the New York Cinema Independent Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Shyam’s new novel Mansion of the Moon, a historical novel about the Buddha’s wife, was released by Knopf in May 2022. His website is www.shyamselvadurai.com

Shyam Selvadurai is published by Penguin Random House

Photo Credit: George Pimentel

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Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai, 2022

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