Entries by Shankari Chandran

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/

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: […]

Shaizer

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, […]