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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.
Being, and feeling, double the age of the author, I wonder if I’m qualified to review this book. Novels weren’t like this in my day. Where’s the plot? Where’s the character development? Where are the descriptive passages? At least it has chapters – eight of them, but all sub-divided into… Read More »Michael Meyler’s review of Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly– by Shehani Gomes What view of adolescent love could be glimpsed when brought to life thorough the point of view of a girl who describes herself as “a bit of a freak”? Definitely not your average adolescent love story. Shehani Gomes’ debut novel- Learning to Fly, having… Read More »Another book review of Learning to Fly
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
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