Shyam Selvadurai

Neluka Silva (University of Colombo)
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Shyam Selvadurai was born in 1965 in Sri Lanka and left the country at the age of 19 for Toronto, Canada. His first novel

Funny Boy

was published in 1994 and his second novel,

Cinnamon Gardens

was published by Penguin in 1998.

Funny Boy won the WH Smith/Books in Canada Novel Award and in the US the Lambda Literary award for Best Gay Men's Fiction. It was also named as a notable book by the American Literary Association. It was published in the US, UK, India and numerous countries in Europe.

Funny Boy

won the WH Smith/Books in Canada Novel Award and in the US the Lambda Literary award for Best Gay Men's Fiction. It was also named as a notable book by the American Literary Association. It was published in the US, UK, India and numerous countries in Europe.

Please see our entry on Funny Boy.

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Citation: Silva, Neluka. "Shyam Selvadurai". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 July 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4008, accessed 23 February 2024.]

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