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

THE APOCALYSE – Are you secretly getting ready for it? Are you secretly looking forward to it?

A recent poll of my school playground revealed that 68% of respondents welcomed the Apocalypse. This is a surprisingly high number given that most of these people have just invested in new kitchens with stainless steel benchtops (the perfect wipe-down surface for field surgery, and there’ll be a lot of that if the apocalypse happens). […]

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 […]

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/

Review – A Truth More Violent than Fiction – by Sanjana Hattotuwa

I was recently reviewed by Sanjana Hattotuwa in Sri Lanka. It’s a beautiful review. I’m so grateful for the support Song of the Sun God has been receiving in Sri Lanka. He reviews my book withThe Story of a Brief Marriage, by Anuk Arudpragasam. It’s an honour to be featured alongside him. http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=163932 A truth […]