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a Sri Lankan Writer
Lal Medawattegedara is a Sri Lankan author writing in English. He has written two novels and two short story collections. His fiction has won Sri Lanka’s foremost award for creative writing, the Gratiaen Prize once and has been short-listed for the same award twice. He is an academic with the Language Studies Department of The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Playing Pillow Politics at MGK
Winner Gratiaen Prize 2012
To be released shortly
Short-listed Gratiaen Prize 2020
The Window Cleaner’s Soul
Short-listed Gratiaen Prize 2002
Can You Hear me Running
A text is a world of its own. It exists and does not exist at the same time. When writing happens, the text and the world become one. Everything disappears…like the floating dust after a short spell of rain.
– Lal M