Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize
From a prize-winning Sri Lankan author, a story of age and youth, loss and survival that builds into a magisterial reckoning with mortality.
Anuk Arudpragasam was born in Colombo and currently lives between Sri Lanka and India. His debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize as well as the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in 2019.
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