Many congratulations to Cha contributor and our friend Prashani Rambukwella, whose book Mythil’s Secret is shortlisted for The Gratiaen Prize for Creative Writing in English (2009). The Gratiaen Prize was instituted by Michael Ondaatje, a joint-winner of the Booker Prize in 1992 for his novel The English Patient. The award is given annually to the best work of literary writing in English by a resident Sri Lankan.
Cha had the opportunity to publish an excerpt from Prashani’s Mythil’s Secret in Issue #8 of the journal. Read it here. A review of the book is forthcoming in Cha as well.
Congratulations, Prashani, and good luck!