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Roy Ratnavel’s incredible journey begins when he was 17, taken by government soldiers to a prison camp for no reason other than guilty of being Tamil. He was tortured for two months, until he was able to get word out to a family friend-a colonel in the Sri Lankan army. ‘Uncle’ Fernando was able to […]

Australian Tamil writer Shankari Chandran wins the 2023 Miles Franklin award for Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, which draws on Sri Lanka’s civil war and the experiences of its refugee diaspora — specifically, the Tamil ethnic minority. The London born, Canberra raised author, human rights lawyer and mother of four, picked up Australia’s prestigious literary […]

The Harper Lee Prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Canadian Tamil writer Sharon Bala picks up the 2019 prize for her debut novel. “The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply […]

Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband, four children and their cavoodle puppy, Benji. In January 2017, she published her first book with Perera-Hussein, Song of the […]