The Book Club

Shehan Karunatilaka: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

38 min listen

In This Episode

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Shehan Karunatilaka, author of last year’s Booker Prize winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. Shehan tells me about writing a novel whose protagonist is dead on page one, about putting the chaos of Sri Lanka’s long civil war on the page, and about the importance of Shakin’ Stevens to a teenager in 1980s Colombo.


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