Author : Isankya Kodithuwakku
Publisher : Cayetaano Publisher
Grappling with Sri Lanka’s contemporary social & political realities, this award-winning collection of stories was felicitated by the Gratiaen Prize committee for its “extraordinary sensitivity & attention to detail” & “touching & remarkable sense of perspective”, as well as for “archiving an authenticity of expression rarely seen in Sri Lanka English writing”.A rare winter of Sri Lanka’s two premier literary awards,the Gratiaen Prize & the State Literary Award,The Banana Tree Crisis is Isankya Kodithuwakku’s first publication.
Stories from the collection have been included in a number of foreign published anthologies of Sri Lankan literature.This edition contains a revised collection of the stories.
Ishankya Kodithuwakku is a graduate of Columbia University.She currently resides in Jerusalem,where she is at work on her second book,a novel.
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