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Booker Prize 2022: Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilak wins 2022 Booker Prize

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Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilak

Highlights

  • Shehan Karunatilak won the Booker Prize for 2022
  • Shehan Karunatilak’s second novel is: ‘The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida’

Booker Prize 2022: Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilak has been declared the 2022 Booker Prize winner for his second novel ‘The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida’. Karunatilak, 47, is the second after Michael Ondaatje to be awarded the award in 1992 for ‘The English Patient’, to win a literary prize of 50,000 Great Britain Pounds (GBP) at a ceremony in London on Monday night. Sri Lankan person.

story of the novel

‘The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida’ is the story of the photographer of its title, who, after his death in 1990, arrives at a place that looks like the Visa Office of Heaven. Not knowing what killed him, Mali has seven moons to approach the people he loves most. In the meantime, there seems to be a collection of pictures of the atrocities of the civil war in his hands, which if exposed, will shake the country.

What did jury chairman Neil McGregor say?

Booker Prize 2022 Jury President Neil McGregor said, “What the jury particularly admired in ‘The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida’ was its scope of ambition and the way it presented its plot.” ‘The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida’, published by the independent press ‘Sort of Books’, explores life after death in the investigation amid the deadly devastation of civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka.

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