Prashani Rambukwella’s children novel Mythil’s Secret was awarded the Gratiaen Prize 2009 at an award ceremony on Saturday 8 May, 2010. After the event, Prashani and Mythil’s Secret have been receiving wide media attention. Read some of the articles below:
: “After the ceremony, Mrs. Rambukwella told the Daily Mirror
she hopes her novel will help the book’s young readers “not to simply think somebody’s different looking at them, but to see beyond a person’s caste or race or outward identity.”” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
: Prashani says, “Didn’t think that a children’s book could ever win the Gratiaen. Thank you very much to the judges. I hope this encourages more of us to write for our children.” READ THE FULL ARRTICLE HERE
The Sunday Times
: “Through multiple drafts, friends, family and publishers asked her the tough questions. “It may be a children’s book but you really need to take it seriously and I think we did do that,” she says.”” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Sunday Island Online
: “”My grandmothers were hugely influential in getting me interested in the craft of story-telling. They would spend hours telling me stories from their past and reading to me. When I like a story I have this habit of imagining myself…” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
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 the May/June 2010 Issue of Cha as well.
Cha contributor Prashani Rambukwella, whose book Mythil’s Secret has been shortlisted for The Gratiaen Prize 2009, is interviewed by Himal Southasian, ‘Southasia’s first and only regional news and analysis magazine’. You can read the article here.
An excerpt from Prashani Rambukwella’s Mythil’s Secret has been published inissue #8 of Cha.
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.
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
Congratulations, Prashani, and good luck!
Mythil is bored at Archchi’s big old house in the village. Then suddenly weird things begin to happen in the jungle behind her house. But will anyone believe his stories? Will he be able to outwit an unknown and mysterious enemy on his own?
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An excerpt from Prashani Rambukwella’s Mythil’s Secret has been published in issue #8 of Cha.