Booker Prize 2022 awarded to Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka.

  • Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka won the 2022 Booker Prize for his second novel “The Seven Moons of Mali Almeida”. The Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.
  • Karunatilaka, 47, became the second Sri Lankan after Michael Ondaatje, who won for ‘The English Patient’ in 1992, to win the coveted £50,000 literary prize at a ceremony in London on the night of 17th October.
  • “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” tells the story of the photographer of its title, who in 1990 wakes up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office.
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