Entries by Shankari Chandran

Media coverage – Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2023

The Guardian (25 July 2023): Shankari Chandran wins 2023 Miles Franklin award for Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 2023): ‘Trojan horse’ novel tackling colonisation and war wins Miles Franklin ABC News (25 July 2023): Shankari Chandran wins Miles Franklin Literary Award for ‘Trojan horse’ novel that explores the national identities of Sri […]

NSW Writers’ Fellow for 2018/2019 – Create NSW

I am thrilled and deeply grateful – the NSW Government has awarded me a Create NSW Artform Fellowship for 2018/19. This grant will make a huge difference to my career. It will enable me to travel to Sri Lanka to research my new work, Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens. I also hope to develop The Phantom Heart (for the proposed Ellie Ryder series) and […]

Interview with the North Shore Times

You know how I hate having my photo taken? Well, for a day, the local streets were littered with this article (link below). I’m hugely grateful to Caroline Jumpertz and the North Shore Times for this profile of my work and the recent fellowship. Read more about it here: North Shore Times 15 Feb 2019 […]

The eBook has arrived – today Amazon and iTunes, tomorrow the world….

I’m absolutely delighted the eBook is here. Thank you again for supporting this book, in both formats. You can buy Song of the Sun God on these sites: iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9789811199981 Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/911165 B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/song-of-the-sun-god-shankari-chandran/1129994141?ean=2940155903574 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/sg/en/ebook/song-of-the-sun-god  Amazon: AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MR44PZ6 US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MR44PZ6 UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MR44PZ6 DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07MR44PZ6 FR: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B07MR44PZ6 ES: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B07MR44PZ6 IT: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B07MR44PZ6 JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07MR44PZ6 IN: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07MR44PZ6 CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MR44PZ6 BR: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B07MR44PZ6 MX: https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B07MR44PZ6 NL: http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B07MR44PZ6 (Yes, I had given up hope of it ever […]

PRESS CUTTINGS – a summary

I’ve pulled together a summary of my press cuttings (in case anyone is Googling me…): THE BARRIER  ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler:  http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-shankari-chandran/8747086  The Australian:  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/…shankari…/%20a4310823626c4853e60a96fa9ad4d3d8 The Sydney Morning Herald (Pick of the Week):  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-barrier-review-shankari-chandrans-dystopic-vision-of-the-worlds-problems-20170619-gwtrmu.html Book review:  http://www.charminglanguage.com/2017/08/17/review-barrier-shankari-chandran/ https://soundcloud.com/search?q=shankari%20chandran  https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/ep-200/  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/roseville-author-shankari-chandran-pens-debut-novel-the-barrier/news-story/e4852b3393c26aa6f4533d4ef6c1b05e https://thebookpodcast.com/2017/12/19/ep-42-shankar-chandra-the-barrier/   SONG OF THE SUN GOD Scroll India Review: https://scroll.in/article/850851/here-is-a-candidate-for-the-global-sri-lankan-novel-and-it-is-only-the-authors-debut The Economist: http://shankarichandran.com/review-economist-1843/ The Island Review: http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=163932 SBS […]

The Norma K Hemming Award 2018 – The Barrier shortlisted

The Barrier has been shortlisted for the 2018 Norma K Hemming Award for Speculative Fiction. I am thrilled to be on this list with exceptional writers (Claire G Coleman and Julie Koh to name just two). Here’s the blurb: The Norma K Hemming Award, under the auspices of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), announces the […]