Dublin Literary Award Winner Akhil Sharma Reading and Q&A
Published on 30th June 2016
On the evening of Friday, 10 June, literary award winner Akhil Sharma gave a reading, followed by a Q&A session, introduced and moderated by Niall MacMonagle, in Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Sharma was announced the winner of the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Family Life at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday, 9th June 2016.
Listen to the reading and interview [play time: 48:56 minutes]:
Family Life tells the story of eight-year-old Ajay, whose family move from Delhi to America in 1978. America to the Mishras is everything they could have imagined and more: life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family’s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.
Family Life is available to borrow from Dublin City Public Libraries.
The International Dublin Literary Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Public Libraries.