Ramya Jirasinghe

Ramya is the author of several books of non-fiction including Rhythm of the Sea (on the 2004 Asian tsunami), and Trinity (the history of a missionary school in Sri Lanka). Her book of poetry, There’s an Island in the Bone, won the 2011 State Literary Joint Award for poetry.

Ramya was long listed for the Fish Poetry Prize of Ireland in 2011 and was a joint runner-up to the UK’s Guardian Orange First Words Prize of 2009.  The TimesOnline of UK featured her in its 2009 selection of contemporary war poetry.  In 2001 she represented Sri Lanka at the Medellin Poetry Festival, Colombia, in South America.


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