fiction

Island of a Thousand Mirrors wins Commonwealth Regional Book Award for Asia!

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the regional winners for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Representing Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions, these writers will now compete to become the overall winner, to be announced at Hay Festival UK on 31 May.The… Read More »Island of a Thousand Mirrors wins Commonwealth Regional Book Award for Asia!

The Lament of the Dhobi Woman by Karen Roberts reviewed by Chalani Ranwala

Among the heart wrenching tales of war torn Sri Lanka, heroic memoirs of migration into foreign lands and recollections of a distant colonial past, emerges a new genre of Sri Lankan writing; the now, the present, the residue of what generations have left behind. This includes depictions of the modern… Read More »The Lament of the Dhobi Woman by Karen Roberts reviewed by Chalani Ranwala

Inspired by Society and Culture, and Sri Lanka Itself – an interview with Karen Roberts

By Indu Bandara Author of “Flower Boy”, “July” and now “The Lament of the Dhobi Woman”, Karen Roberts gives us insight into her third book, as well as the stories that she feels must be told, especially about Sri Lankan society and its inner workings. A participant at the 2011… Read More »Inspired by Society and Culture, and Sri Lanka Itself – an interview with Karen Roberts

Finding Inspiration in the Everyday and the Discipline to Say What Needs to Be Said

Life Is My Mentor By Indu Bandara 2010-11-03 The author of “Theravada Man”, “Monsoon and Potholes”, and “Sinhala Only”, Manuka Wijesinghe talks about her work and what inspires her, as well as what she feels might be lacking in the Sri Lankan creative scene. Also a participant at the Galle… Read More »Finding Inspiration in the Everyday and the Discipline to Say What Needs to Be Said