Sri lankan authors and their books
Top 5 Sri Lankan Authors | DESIblitzSouth Asian literature is a mix of stunning creativity and poetic imaginations. This is her strange way of trying to love you. Sri Lanka, a country of mystic traditions, claims a 92 per cent literacy rate, the highest in South Asia and amid the highest in Asia. Sri Lankan literature has been enriched and enhanced by folklore, Sinhalese, Tamil, Portuguese, Arabic, and English cultures. The country has been a home to many renowned writers of numerous genres. Punyakante Wijenaike is known for her unique style of simple yet intense narrations. She has published six novels and four collections of short stories, with more than stories published in newspapers, journals and anthologies locally and globally.
Famous Authors from Sri Lanka
From historic novels to contemporary literature, there is plenty to read about Sri Lanka. Discover the teardrop island from the pages of a novel before getting on the plane. If you are coming for a while, you can always go to the Barefoot Gift Shop and buy the books there. In Running in the Family , Michael Ondaatje tells the story of man returning to his roots in Sri Lanka in the late s. This is a great family memoir of a baroque Dutch-Ceylonese family. Samanth Subramanian is a journalist from New Delhi.