Shyam Selvadurai was born in Sri Lanka and came to Canada at the age of 19. His bestselling debut novel, Funny Boy, was published to immediate acclaim and won the W.H. Smith/Nooks in Canada First Novel Award, The Lambda Literary Award, and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. Cinnamon Gardens, his second novel, was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. Selvadurai presents his first novel in over a decade, The Hungry Ghosts, which has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction. It is a story of family, wealth and the long reach of the past, showing how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart both a country and the human heart.