Whilst some may refer to Prashani Rambukwella’s novel as children’s fiction, I’d like to call it fantasy fiction. I say so because fantasy fiction (I’m thinking on the level of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia here) is a genre that tends to blur the boundaries of age, appealing… Read More »Review of Mythil’s Secret, Leisure Times.
Ph Books is delighted to announce that Prashani Rambukwella, author of Mythil’s Secret was awarded the Gratiaen Prize on the 8th of May 2010. Congratulations, Prashani, we are proud of you!
Mythil’s Secret, the much acclaimed children’s book written by Prashani Rambukwella, has been shortlisted for this year’s Gratiaen Prize. The winning book will be announced on Saturday, 8th May 2010. Good Luck! Prashani, we at Ph Books are keeping our fingers crossed for you.
I have found that I can let my mind drift now here, now there, lingering over what was good, and there was much good; slurring over the bad times, for there is no purpose in recalling them. It is a time for thought, and thanks for all that was best… Read More »Christine Spittel Wilson – an appreciation
“Go outside and play Mythil” standard mother’s command. “With who” ponders Mythil? He knows this is all a shallow prelude to his parent’s regular squabbling which is nothing but “pus wedilli” that he sees often. Starts at nothing and ends up covering everything from who ran up the phone bill… Read More »Mythil’s Secret review by Elmo Jayawardene
The 2009 Galle Literary Festival kicked off to a great start for the publishing house with newly published author Shehani Gomes showcased with three other talented writers on the first day. Shehani read from her book Learning to Fly and it was well received. Ameena Hussein, Asitha Ameresekere, children’s writer… Read More »Ph Authors at the Galle Literary Festival
The Moon in the Water by Ameena Hussein is her first novel. The book is about a young woman’s search for recognition and family in this story of deep desires, identity and passion. Ameena Hussein draws a dramatic portrait of loss, bewildering love and possible forgiveness. Available at all bookshops from… Read More »The Moon in the Water by Ameena Hussein
On the 29th of November we will launch Shehani Gomes’ debut novel Learning to Fly at Barefoot. 6.30pm onwards. Shehani began writing this novel when she was nineteen years old and takes us through the lives of three young adults – Kala, Dylan and Nadia. Addressing complicated subjects like abuse,… Read More »Learning to Fly by Shehani Gomes