Gunesekera wins at Asian Achievers Awards

Gunesekera wins at Asian Achievers Awards

Author Romesh Gunesekera was presented with an award for his services to media, arts and culture at this year's Asian Achievers Awards.

Sri-Lankan born Gunesekera, who was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1994 for his novel Reef, was honoured at the 15th annual Asian Achievers Awards on Friday (18th September) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Awards recognise the "outstanding" work of individuals from across all businesses and professions, including England cricketer, Moeen Ali, who won Sports Personality of the Year, and the founders of Secret Sales, Nish and Sach Kukadia, who received the award for Entreuprenuer of the Year.

Since its launch in 2000, the Asian Achevers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities. This year, the chosen charity partner is the Loomba Foundation, which works with widows and children.

Gunesekera is currently the chair of judges of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize competition. His latest novel Noontide Toll was published in 2013.

 

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