Hasanthika Sirisena’s essays and stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, WSQ, Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative, and other magazines. Her work has been anthologized in Best New American Voices and named a distinguished story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012. She is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. In 2008 she received a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. She is currently an associate fiction editor at West Branch magazine and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Susquehanna University.
“The work of being a writer involves a continual examination of one’s work, one’s own self, as well as one’s biases, in relationship to the wider world”: Kaitlin Solimine chats with Hasanthika Sirisena about her debut novel, Empire of Glass, out now from Ig Publishing.
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