Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker Prize for ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’

Shehan Karunatilaka, a Sri Lankan author wins the Booker prize for “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”. Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious rewards in the world. Karunatilaka is the second Sri Lankan to get the award.

The Booker prize consists of 50,000 pounds. The award was given on October 17, 2022. The first Sri Lankan to win the prize was Michael Ondaatje in 1992. The Booker Prize is honoured annually for a book published in English in the United Kingdom and Ireland