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Learning to Fly longlisted for the Dublin Impac Prize, 2009.

Sri Lankan author Shehani Gomes has been nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2010 for her first novel, Learning to Fly published by the Perera- Hussein Publishing House. She was formerly short-listed for Sri Lanka’s prestigious Gratiaen Prize for the same novel. Learning to Fly touted as… Read More »Learning to Fly longlisted for the Dublin Impac Prize, 2009.

Learning to Fly by Shehani Gomes, book review by Lakmali Gunawardene

 In the time given to her to thank, at the launch of her first novel, a  very young woman writer, described as “exceptionally perceptive” in the striking back cover of the book, called herself rather “eccentric”, and confessed to having “dropped out” of law-school. She also revealed that while others… Read More »Learning to Fly by Shehani Gomes, book review by Lakmali Gunawardene