Shyam Selvadurai ‘s Funny Boy, won the W.H. Smith/ Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the USA. He is the author of Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea and The Hungry Ghosts. His work has been translated into 9 languages and published worldwide. Funny Boy was made into a film, for which he co-wrote the screenplay, and for which he won the Canadian Screen Award and the New York Cinema Independent Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. His latest novel is Mansion of the Moon, a historical novel about the Buddha’s wife.