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Read to Write Stories interviews Hasanthika Sirsena about “Ishmael.”

Diverse New Voices,” Hasanthika reads at Housing Works in New York City, November 10, 2016.

Rain Taxi reviews The Other One: http://www.raintaxi.com/the-other-one/

Friday, October 21, Hasanthika will be part of a reading and discussion at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop: Civil Violence New Sri Lankan Lit.

Hasanthika’s “Letter to a Stranger: Jaffna, Sri Lanka” appears in Off Assignment.

Why Sri Lankan-American writer Hasanthika Sirisena Is An Outsider and Likes It That Way” An interview with Hasanthika about The Other One appears in Scroll.in.

She will be appearing on the panel Elements of the Story at the Slice Literary Conference, September 10.

Her review of Paul Pines’s Charlotte Songs appears in American Book Review.

Hasanthika Sirisena was selected as a Margaret Bridgman Fellow by the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference 2016.

Smudging the Boundaries of Otherness. Hasanthika speaks with Celeste Ng about the short story and about writing as a craft at the Fiction Writers Review.

Complexities and Confrontation. Steph Post interviews Hasanthika about short stories and the need for addressing violence.

The Small Press Book Review reviews The Other One.

Hasanthika will read April 29th at Grumpy Bert’s as part of the LostLit reading series.

The author Leland Cheuk interviews Hasanthika about her debut collection The Other One at The Margins.

Hasanthika will be reading as part of the Lostlit Series on April 29th, 2016. Reserve a seat now.

Hasanthika will be at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2016. She will be on the panel Then Came the End with Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sunil Yapa, and Allison Devers. She will also be signing copies of her debut collection at the University of Massachusetts Press table.

Her short story collection The Other One ( University of Massachusetts Press) is released.

Her poem “After the Rioting and the Burning of the Jaffna Public Library” appears in J Journal: New Writing on Justice.

Her essay “Confessions of a Dark Tourist” is nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Michigan Quarterly Review.

Hasanthika’s short story “Treble Seven, Double Naught” appears in descant 2015 and wins the Gary Wilson Short Story Award.

Hasanthika’s poem “Ayurveda” appears in the Santa Fe Literary Review 2015.

The Michigan Quarterly Review features her essay “Confessions of a Dark Tourist” in its Summer 2015 issue.

Best-selling author Celeste Ng mentions Hasanthika in Vela Magazine as one of seven short story writers to watch. http://velamag.com/celeste-ngs-seven-short-story-writers/

Her short story “Unicorn” appears in Skidrow Penthouse #18.

As part of the launch of Skidrow Penthouse 18, she will be reading at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn on Thursday, August 20. The reading starts at 7pm.

Her poem “At Lake Gregory” is featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.

Her poem “The Death of a LTTE Hunger Striker” appears in Colere, Issue 15.

Her poem “Wick” appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Construction literary magazine.

Hasanthika Sirisena is the winner of the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, The Other One, is forthcoming in 2016.