A prominent Booker Prize winner is set to appear at Ely Arts Festival on June 29.

Shehan Karunatilaka is scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at St Mary's Church in the city between 11am and 12pm.

The Sri Lanka-born novelist, whose works have won him international acclaim and numerous awards, has a diverse background.

Mr Karunatilaka spent his formative years in Colombo before studying in New Zealand and working in various parts of the globe, including London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

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His debut novel "Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew," released in 2010, won the Commonwealth Book Prize, the DSC Prize, the Gratiaen Prize and was named the second greatest cricket book by Wisden.

His most recent work, 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,' landed him the esteemed Booker Prize in 2022.

Chris Parsons, a representative from Ely Arts Festival, revealed that Jehan Mendis, an Ely resident and friend of the author, is set to interview Mr Karunatilaka.

Tickets for the festival, which starts on June 15, are £6 each and available via elyartsfestival.org