Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
"Writing Myself into the Diaspora"
Shyam Selvadurai will read from his novels Funny Boy and The Hungry Ghosts and talk about what it means to be a writer working from the hyphen between Sri Lankan and Canadian. Shyam Selvadurai was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and migrated to Canada with his family at the age of nineteen. He has studied creative writing and theatre and has a BFA from York University, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Funny Boy, his first novel, won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the US.