Nayomi Munaweera

California, United States

Member Since: 10/30/2015


Nayomi Munaweera is a Sri Lankan-American author. Growing up in Nigeria and California, Nayomi spent months in Sri Lanka witnessing the devastation wrought upon her country of birth by civil war. These experiences led her to write her first novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, which was published by Perera Hussein Publishing House in late 2012. The book has received rave reviews and was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize 2012 being thus hailed as one of the 15 best books out of Asia that year. It was short listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia.  It was released in the US to rave reviews and is currently short listed for the Northern California Book Award. 

 


Genres of Interest

Fiction