Shianne Shianne wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Shehan Karunatilaka’s ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ wins 2022 Booker Prize Award-winning author’s novel about the struggles of a mother struggling to cope with her daughter’s addiction. Award-winning author’s novel about the struggles…

Shianne Shianne wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Shehan Karunatilaka’s ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ wins 2022 Booker Prize

Award-winning author’s novel about the struggles of a mother struggling to cope with her daughter’s addiction.

Award-winning author’s novel about the struggles of a mother struggling to cope with her daughter’s addiction.

LONGEST RUN: Writer Shianne Shianne wrote ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ in just 26 days. Picture: JL/JL

Award-winning writer Shianne Shianne has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in literature, beating out the likes of Philip Roth, Hanif Kureishi and William Faulkner.

The 57-year-old author said: ‘I am incredibly proud and excited to receive this prize.

‘For me, this is a deeply personal and deeply moving honour. For me, to have won at the beginning of my career is extraordinary.’

Shianne was awarded the honor, which is worth $1.4 million, after a three-year writing competition was held in Sweden between January and April.

Fellow finalists included US author Philip Roth (pictured left, with his wife, actress Miriam Segel), UK writer Hanif Kureishi and South Korea’s William Faulkner, who has received the Nobel Prize for Literature three times.

Shianne said: ‘A moment of pure pleasure to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature is one I will cherish for the rest of my life.’

She was awarded the prestigious prize, which is worth $1.4 million, after a three-year writing competition was held in Sweden between January and April.

Other candidates for the prize included US novelist Philip Roth and South Korea’s William Faulkner, who has received the Nobel Prize for Literature three times.

The finalist’s ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’, which was written in just 26 days, described how Maali’s alcoholic mother, who is an alcoholic herself, and her drug-addicted daughter are struggling to cope with their lifestyles.

Maali, an attractive young woman who wears a gold pendant, is working as the caretaker for her widowed mother-in-law, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The novel describes how the family are in constant danger of falling apart, and how Maali

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