Entries by Shankari Chandran

Interview – Culture Street

Here is my recent interview for Culture Street and their Women Who Dare profile. I loved thinking about the questions and then getting lost in the site, reading about other women. In particular, it was inspiring to read about women authors (and added more books to my To Read List). http://bit.ly/2sO13JD

Interview – SBS Tamil Radio

I speak Tamil badly. There’s no two ways about it. Tamil speakers would probably prefer it if I didn’t attempt the language of Kambar, Thiruvalluvar and Ilaiyaraaja (come on, over 6000 Tamil cinema songs). It is one of my greatest regrets in life. I understand Tamil quite well. Sometimes I feel things in Tamil, like the […]

Panel – South Asian Festival of Arts and Literature

I was recently invited to speak on a panel at the South Asian Festival of Arts and Literature in Sydney. The topic was South Asian Writing in Australia. It was wonderful to be featured with talented, committed writers, playwrights and academics like Roanna Gonslaves (author of Permanent Resident), Adib Khan, Sharon Rundle and Champa Buddhipala. […]

Review – The Economist 1843

I was recently reviewed in The Economist’s 1843 magazine, about ideas and culture. It’s a small segment, but every word was reassuring. Here is the link to my facebook post about it: https://www.facebook.com/shankarichandranauthor/ Here is the text (yes, I copy typed it, it’s short): Out of the Shadows In the eight years since Sri Lanka’s civil […]

Review – Vihanga Perera

Here is a really interesting review by writer and commentator Vihanga Perera. He makes some insightful criticisms which I take on board. He also makes some really beautiful comments. Thank you for the review Vihanga. https://slwakes.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/destruction-is-never-random-shankari-chandrans-song-of-the-sun-god/