IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY on the Man Booker longlist
July 24, 2018
Today, Tinder Press received the absolutely thrilling news that Guy Gunaratne’s extraordinary debut, IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY, has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018. The judges said of the novel:
An ambitious mosaic of virtuosic ventriloquism, Guy Gunaratne’s book is an inner city novel for our times, exploring the endurance of social trauma across generations, and conveying the agony and energy of the marginalised, the outsider, and the oppressed. Both a social panorama and a thriller, it contains a vibrant energy and some extraordinary plot twists that go against what might be our cultural expectations. Gunaratne gracefully moves the large and small ambitions of his characters on an expressionist chessboard of a council estate.
The shortlist is announced on 20 September 2018.