Sawnet - Bookshelf -
Karen Roberts was born in 1965 in Sri Lanka. She worked in advertising
in Colombo and Dubai, and now lives in California.
Her first novel, Flower Boy, was published by Random House in
novels have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish.
- The Lament of the Dhobi Woman
Perera-Hussein Books, Sri Lanka (2010)
- Seelawathie falls in love. Her forbidden relationship challenges the rigid boundaries of society and leads to a cataclysmic end of innocence. The Lament of the Dhobi Woman explores the issue of class in Colombo society and the frasgile intricacies of love and forgiveness.
by Anita Nair
- Flower Boy
Random House. (2000)
in the Austin Chronicle
by Zaheera Jiwaji in the Charlotte Austin Review.
by Anderson Tepper in the New York Times.
- Review by Carolyn See in the Washington Post
South Asian Women authors