Romesh Gunesekera Heads to Qatar
Georgetown University in Qatar will be welcoming award winning novelist Romesh Gunesekera to the annual ‘Life of the Mind’ reading programme where the Sri-Lankan born writer will be holding talks as well as reading from his latest book, Noontide Toll.
A public event ‘In Conversation with Romesh Gunesekera’, hosted by the Georgetown University in Qatar Library, will provide students a further opportunity to interact with the author, today at 6pm.
Library Director of Georgetown University in Qatar commented, “’Life of the Mind’ fosters the intellectual culture at Georgetown and brings together our faculty and students through the collaborative reading of a novel by an international author. The library is a pivotal part of every student’s education here and we hope this special event showcases our love for worldly authours and sparks our sudents love of literature.”
Gunesekera said, “I am very much looking forward to visiting Qatar and meeting students and readers I am delighted to be travelling in the fictional company of the van driver Vasantha who is the narrator of my book Noontide Toll. As he says, “If you are on the move, there is always hope.”