I'm currently based in London and have previously lived in Singapore— although my heart remains stubbornly in my home country of Sri Lanka.
My writing is primarily concerned with the experience of gender, migration and what we inherit —
where did we come from;
what did we carry with us;
where do we go from here?
My work has been published in print and online in the UK, the US, Singapore and elsewhere. I have shared my writing at the Singapore Writers Festival and the Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang, Malaysia (forthcoming). Most recently I was one of six writers shortlisted for the 2023 ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award.
Shortlisted for the ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award (2023)
One of 5 writers selected to participate in inaugural New Museum x New Naratif “Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis” creative writing pilot (2021)
One of 10 artists worldwide awarded the inaugural Parker Pens x CULTURED Magazine Creative Grant (2020)
Honorable Mention for the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, selected by Roxane Gay (2017)
First Place in Creative Nonfiction for the Yale-NUS College Literary Awards, judged by Nicole Walker (2017)