Anees Salim’s ‘The Small Town Sea’ soon to be published in Malayalam
The novel ‘The Small Town Sea’ penned by noted Indian English writer Anees Salim is soon to be published in Malayalam. Mathrubhumi Books will be publishing the book under the title ‘Ithirivattathile Kadal’.
‘The Small Town Sea’, published in 2017, is the fifth novel written by Anees Salim who bagged the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel ‘The Blind Lady’s Descendants’. He is the first Malayali author to win the award for an English novel.
‘The Small Town Sea’ tells the story of a teenage boy who had to relocate from a metro city to a coastal town with his family. The novel is narrated as a long letter written by the nameless 13-year-old boy to a literary agent when his writer father is on deathbed.
Director Shyamaprasad is planning to make a film adaptation of the novel that carries autobiographical elements of Anees Salim. ‘The Vicks Mango Tree’ published in 2012 is the debut novel of Anees Salim. This was followed by other works ‘Tales from A Vending Machine’, ‘Vanity Bagh’, ‘The Blind Lady’s Descendants’ and ‘The Small Town Sea’.