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Author(s): Shehan Karunatilaka

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s onwards



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Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka – and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as ‘one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction’, it is an astounding book.

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`this is the only bit of cricket fiction I have read that has serious ambitions and that carries real weight … a mixture of, say, CLR James, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fernando Pessoa and Sri...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

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Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

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Entries close 15th November 2020