From Sri Lanka to Faulkner to Florida and Back Again: Reading and Writing Novels Across Cultures

Randy Boyagoda writer, critic and scholar is professor of American Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto.  His latest novel, Beggar’s Feast, was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, nominated for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize, and has been published to critical acclaim around the world and in Sri Lanka by Perera-Hussein.  His debut novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was nominated for the 2006 ScotiaBank Giller Prize.  He has written for variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, First Things, The Paris Review, and Harper’s.  His biography of Richard John Neuhaus, the Catholic priest and neoconservative intellectual, will be published by Random House in 2015.  He is currently working on a new novel, which brings him to Sri Lanka this month.  He lives in Toronto with his wife and four daughters.

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 4.30pm