Entries by Shankari Chandran

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 […]

Review – Goodreads

I was really excited to receive my first Goodreads Review. Hopefully in time there will be so many, I’ll manage to be casual about them. I suspect I’ll never be casual about reviews. I’m really grateful to this reader for taking the time to read and support Song of the Sun God. Here it is: […]


Interesting parenting moment this morning. I reversed out of a friend’s driveway and a car tore around the corner, at far more than the 40km/hr speed limit. I braked hard and said: Sh*t a f*cking brick. Then I parked and looked at the ambivalent faces of my 5 and 7 year old sons. They were horrified, […]

Mamamia – when my 6-year-old used the C-word

Here is my latest one for MM: http://www.mamamia.com.au/lifestyle/how-to-stop-your-kids-from-swearing/ ARTICLE Yesterday as I was parking the car, my 6-year-old (Tercero) happily informed me that he had learnt a new word. Now Tercero loves new words. At family gatherings his party trick is that he spells words such as unhygienic and unrealistic for adoring elderly relatives. I […]

7 ways being a teenager has changed in the last 20 years

This post is an old (sponsored) one I did for Mamamia.com.au but at the time, I forgot to put it onto my blog (I was in the throes of re-writing my novel – the throes are over but the waiting continues – endlessly, relentlessly, anxiously…) http://www.mamamia.com.au/social/things-that-have-changed-in-the-last-20-years/ ARTICLE: 25 years ago (or so) I was a […]

Kindergarten Conundrums (Mamamia!)

Hi guys, Here is my latest for Mamamia. Today was a big day – my third one’s first day at school. And now I’m back to writing as school holidays are officially over. You know where to find me. http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/is-your-child-ready-for-school/   My three-year-old knows how to find Youtube clips of Lightning McQueen in German – […]

Me Time

Hi guys, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Here is one I wrote recently for Mamamia about Me Time: http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbeing/moccona-what-to-do-for-me-time/ My sister-in-law recently invited me to a girl’s weekend in Melbourne. “Come on,” she said, “When was the last time you had some ‘Me Time?’” I haven’t peed alone since 2003 so it was […]

In vaccination veritas

Hiya, This was my first sponsored blog post for Mamamia – it is about vaccinations and the things we do to get through them: http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/in-vaccination-veritas/ xx and best wishes for the season, Shanks