The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author Chhimi Tenduf-La.
Chhimi Moir Tenduf-La is a half English, half Tibetan writer. His first work The Amazing Racist (2015) was followed by a second novel Panther (2015).
He describes Panther as a “high school story” set in Sri Lanka, but with “international” themes.
Chhimi works at Elizabeth Moir international school, in Colombo and draws his literary inspiration mostly from Sri Lankan authors – “because they are so talented and original.”
Chhimi’s new book is entitled Loyal Stalkers (2017) is a collection of 15 interconnected stories: A seventeen-year-old girl gives birth to a hatechild. At a city gym, an introverted fitness instructor obsesses over his unattainable client. Inside an untended guest-house room, an adolescent cricket champ is caught unawares by his coach’s violent fury. By a rain-drenched gravesite, a special-needs teacher confides in a stranger.
Loyal Stalkers was reviewed by author Nayomi Munaweera as “One of the island’s greatest chroniclers … These are stories both sordid and sweet that gathered together pack a hefty punch.”
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