Anuk Arudpragasam

Columbia University

Exile from the Senses

At the Institute he will be working on Exile from the Senses, a book-length work of non-fiction that moves across the genres of philosophy, literary essay, anthropology, and memoir.

Anuk Arudpragasam is a novelist and translator from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, won the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel, A Passage North, was shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and is currently longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2019 he received a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University.

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