The Real Enemy Is Fundamentalism and It Doesn’t Belong Exclusively to Islam by Nayomi Munaweera author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors. On Wednesday I woke up in the predawn darkness, some vestige of jet lag from a month in Sri Lanka still washing over me. I reached for my… Read More »An opinion piece by Nayomi Munaweera author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Monday, January 13, 2014 (All day) Features Nayomi Munaweera (Author) Shortlisted for this year’s DSC Prize writer Nayomi Munaweera shares her thoughts on what the anticipation feels like till the jury unveils the winner on January 18. Q: What does winning the DSC Prize mean to you? A: It’s a tremendous honor… Read More »Interview with Nayomi Munaweera before the DSC Prize is announced!
The longlist for the coveted US$ 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014, chosen from over 65 entries, was announced at the Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan in New Delhi on the 21st of October, by noted Indian editor, writer and literary critic, Antara Dev Sen, who is chairing the jury… Read More »Nayomi Munaweera’s Island of a Thousand Mirrors long listed for DSC Prize!
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!
I went in with my eyes wide open, knowing the subject would be dark, unaware of the treatment of it by this woman with a dazzling smile who asked me to review it within an hour of meeting her. Growing up in India, some latitudes north of the Sri… Read More »An enriching, yet gut-wrenching debut
A beguiling tale of three women swept up in the turbulence of an island’s history, whose fates are intimately woven together. It is a story of war, migration, love, exile and belonging. This beautifully written novel combines harsh reality, tenderness and astonishing insight. In the aftermath of 1983, a Sinhalese… Read More »Read our latest book! Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera!