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Listen | 'Winning the Booker Prize Changes a Lot of Things': Shehan Karunatilaka

In a podcast discussion with The Wire, the author talks about how hope and humour are the coping mechanisms of Sri Lankans through grim times.

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Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka won the prestigious Booker Prize in October with only his second novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. He had self published his first one Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, 12 years ago.

In a podcast discussion with Sidharth Bhatia, he talks about how hope and humour are the coping mechanisms of Sri Lankans even through grim times.

“Hope is also at the centre of my own novels,” he says.