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Sri Lanka

Krishangini

Krishangini (b. 1948) has won state- and national-level prizes in India for her three collections of poetry and one collection of short stories in Tamil.  She has also edited an anthology of...

Aazhiyaal

Aazhiyaal is a Sri Lankan poet now living in Australia.

Sharmila Seyyid

Sharmila Seyyid is a journalist, poet, writer and activist from Eravur, in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. She has been working as a journalist and a writer since 2001, and as an activist for...

Thirumavalavan

Thirumavalavan left Sri Lanka for Canada in 1990. He was co- editor of Zha'garam magazine, published in Canada (1996–97) and co-author of the anthology Yutthathai thinpom (1999). He has...

Appadurai Muttulingam

Appadurai Muttulingam was born in Kokuvil, Sri Lanka. A chartered accountant by profession, he began his literary career at the age of nineteen when he won the first prize in the all-Ceylon Tamil...

Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman has worked in the field of American and international humanitarian assistance and workers’ rights, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Her creative and political writing has...

Kalaivaathy Kaleel

Kalaivaathy Kaleel has written and published in Tamil in a weekly newspaper called Vidivelli. He hails from the Northern area of Sri Lanka, in Mannar. He is a senior writer, poet, painter and...

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne is  a sociologist by training who was educated in Sri Lanka and the USA (Harvard University, University of Southern California, and Cornell University) and wandered into...

K.S. Sivakumaran

K.S. Sivakumaran is a translator with the government, a radio announcer in both Tamil and English, an English teacher in Sri Lanka and abroad, a copy editor, and author of thirty books in Tamil...

Ariyawansa Ranaweera

Ariyawansa Ranaweera is a prolific poet who has published many collections. He has also translated into Sinhala the works of many foreign authors.  He is highly acclaimed for his deft and...

Simon Navagaththegama

Widely acclaimed as one of the more modern of twentieth-century writers in Sinhala, Simon Navagaththegama’s work is so rich in content and lyrical rendering that he has been embraced by a...
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