Suspend Your Disbelief

Hasanthika Sirisena


Hasanthika Sirisena’s essays and stories have appeared in The Globe and MailWSQNarrativeThe Kenyon ReviewGlimmer TrainEpochStoryQuarterlyNarrative, 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.

She is the winner of the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, THE OTHER ONE, was published in 2016.