Shehan Karunatilaka (The Legend of Pradeep Mathew)
Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm, at Book Passage SF (1 Ferry Building)
Karunatilaka's first novel recently walked away with the Commonwealth Book Prize, and for good reason: it's a strange, fiercely funny tale from his native Sri Lanka, a part of the world most Americans don't hear much about. When aging sportswriter (and professional drunk) W.G. Karunasena discovers that his liver is about to fail him, he sets out on a search for a vanished, legendary 1980s cricket player. The result is a madcap, humorous detective story with a thoroughly unreliable narrator.
Lizz Winstead (Lizz Free or Die)