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Shirani Rajapakse's Biography

Member Info

Nov 2011

I am a poet, playwright and fiction writer of Sri Lankan origin. My debut collection of short stories titled "Breaking News" was published recently in Sri Lanka by Vijitha Yapa Publications. Four of the 9 stories deal with living under the threat of terrorism while the balance are light and humorous stories about life in Sri Lanka. "Breaking News" was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize in 2010 in MS. 

I worked at the Sunday Times and Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka and in International Organizations such as the World Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat. I have a BA in English Literature from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and a MA in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

 

Influences

Almost all the writers I've read since I was 4.

Upcoming Works

Chocolate Cake Dreams - a novel

Verses -  poetry collection

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Publishers

Vijitha Yapa Publications