Mariam Riza wins ‘Emerging Writer of the Year’ at the Godage National Book AwardsView(s):
Young Internal Auditor Mariam Riza has won the award for the ‘Emerging Writer’ of the year 2011 at the 14th Godage National Book Awards held recently. Her short story collection, ‘Cry for Me a Little: Stories of the Souls’ was also shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize for 2011.
Mariam enjoys writing fiction for a purpose, and strongly believes that even if one person is inspired or educated by her work, her efforts are justified. Her work has previously appeared in ‘First Flight’ (2007), Channels and on the WriteClique website. She is also a member of the English Writers’ Cooperative in Sri Lanka.
She is currently reading for her Masters in Business Psychology.
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