Inductee

Shyam Selvadurai 1965 -

Shyam Selvadurai is the author of the brilliant, ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed novel Funny Boy, a story of growing up gay in Sri Lanka amidst the long-standing conflict between the Tamil and Sinhalese communities. "It is difficult to evaluate one's significant contribution. If I was to say what mine has been, it is that, perhaps, I have given voice to the hidden lives of gay people in Sri Lanka through my novel, Funny Boy." Shyani has recently completed his second novel, Cinnamon Gardens, a work about personal courage and liberation that captures the fear, problems and joys of living as a gay person in Sri Lanka. (1998 Induction Statement)

Auteur du brillant roman Funny Boy, sur grandir et devenir gai au Sri Lanka; cet ouvrage précurseur a reçu un accueil international. 

Archival data / Données archivistiques

Subject / Sujet:
Shyam Selvadurai 1965 -
Accession # / Numéro d'acquisition:
159
Accession year / Année d'acquisition:
1998
Artist / Artiste:
Jock MacRae
Date:
1998
Medium / Médium:
acrylic on board
Dimensions / Format:
26.5 x 41.5cm (W x H)