I am Marisa Wikramanayake - a published poet, an aspiring novelist and a freelance journalist and editor based in Perth, Western Australia. I am originally from Sri Lanka and my first book - a collection of poetry - was shortlisted for Michael Ondaatje's Gratiaen Award in 2001 when I was 17. I was the youngest finalist to be shortlisted. I am currently working on a literary novel titled Sedition and have plans for a crime fiction series. I still write poetry and I have been published in the Eureka Street magazine. Other possible plans include a book about my first year freelancing and a collection of the best work I wrote as a lifestyle columnist for the Sunday Leader newspaper in Sri Lanka for four years. If you can make any of these plans a reality in any way, please feel free to contact me.
As a freelancer I write for the website Blogcritics, music reviews for RTR FM and science articles for Science Network WA. As an editor, I edit articles for the Centre for Policy Development and manuscripts for writers and publishers.
If you would like to know more about my freelancing life, read my published articles and creative writing, or hire my services as a writer or an editor, check out my website at: http://www.marisa.com.au
I am always happy to review books - so if you have written one, send me a message for postal details. Free publicity! What more do you want?
A literary novel titled Sedition about isolation and society.
A crime fiction series.
A book about the first year spent freelancing as a writer in Fremantle, Western Australia.
A collection of the best work from a four year lifestyle column written for the Sunday Leader.
A collection of erotic and non-erotic poetry.
I currently am not represented.
Reading (any genre save for historical romance which I have yet to venture into), writing (goes without saying)science, technology, gaming, publishing industry, photography, design, music, archaeology, history, politics, philosophy, popular culture.
RTR FM, World Vision, Reading Room, Mission Australia,
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