Shehan Karunatilaka

Shehan Karunatilaka is a Sri Lankan author known for his novels and contributions to literature. He gained international recognition with his book 'Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew,' which won several awards.


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  1. 1. The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida

    In this darkly satirical novel, the protagonist, a war photographer with a penchant for exposing the brutal truths of his country's civil war, finds himself in the afterlife with no memory of how he died. Set against the backdrop of 1990s Sri Lanka, a nation ravaged by conflict, he is given a week to solve the mystery of his own death and to secure the safety of his carefully documented photographic evidence, which has the power to rock the country. With the help of some eccentric and otherworldly allies, he navigates the complexities of the afterlife, reflecting on themes of corruption, violence, and the cost of silence. The narrative is a compelling mix of humor, horror, and political commentary, offering a unique perspective on the impact of war and the importance of truth.

    The 10892nd Greatest Book of All Time