Shyam Selvadurai

Sri-Lankan born and local writer Shyam Selvadurai has received national and international acclaim since writing his first book, Funny Boy, which won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the U.S. His fourth and latest novel, The Hungry Ghosts, travels between Sri Lanka and Canada in an exploration of universal hungers that can wreak havoc on a country, and in the heart. It is published this year by Doubleday Canada.

portrait by Kevin Kelly