An epic, searing satire by Sri Lanka's coolest author
Shehan Karunatilaka is the winner of the 2022 Booker Prize for his second novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. He is also the author of the award-winning Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, which was selected for the UK's 2022 Big Jubilee Read selection. Born in Sri Lanka, he studied in New Zealand and has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam and Singapore. He lives in Colombo with his family, his guitars and his unfinished stories.
Praise for Chinaman:
'A festive, exuberant feast of language and storytelling' - Boyd Tonkin
'Celebrate the arrival of the Great Sri Lankan Novel' - Simon Barnes
'A mixture of, say, CLR James, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fernando Pessoa and Sri Lankan arrack...essential to anyone with a taste for maverick genius' - Sunday Times
'A crazy ambidextrous delight' - Michael Ondaatje