2018 Gratiaen Prize goes to Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke

10 June 2019 - 185   - 0

The 2018 Gratiaen Prize was carried off by Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke, whose play The One Who Loves You So was adjudged for being ‘a consummate work of art in one of the hardest genres to realize success, both on the stage and on the page’.

The Gratiaen prize, founded in 1992 by Michael Ondaatje in memory of his mother Doris Gratiaen, each year recognizes the best work of creative writing in English by a resident of Sri Lanka. 

Also awarded this year was the H. A. I. Goonetileke Prize for Translation, won by Prof. Vinnie Vitharana for his translation of the medieval Sinhalese work of poetry the Kav Silumina, ‘the crest gem of poetry’. 

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