TOP FIVE PUBLICATIONS OF 2016
By Ameena Hussein
Find out leading author / publisher Ameena Hussein's Top 5 Sri Lankan literary works of 2016 !
Author of Moon in the Water, long listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, Ameena graduated with two degrees in Sociology, specializing in gender and ethnicity and worked for ten years in a non-governmental organization focusing on Violence against Women and Human Rights .Influenced by her work in sociology, Ameena began writing short stories and eventually published her first book Fifteen in 1999. It was short listed for the Sri Lankan based Gratiaen Prize but was labeled ‘man-hating’ by the judges. Her second book of short stories Zillij appeared in 2003 and won the State Literary Prize. Ameena runs her publishing house, PH Publishing House together with her husband, Sam Perera.