Madhubashini wins 2011 Gratiaen Prize

Madhubashini Dissanayake-Ratnayaka was awarded the 2011 Gratiaen Prize last night for her unpublished novel, 'There's Something I Have to Tell You.' The prize, instituted by Michael Ondaatje with his winnings from the Booker Prize, is awarded annually to a Sri Lankan writing in English who is a resident of the country.

It comes with a cash prize of Rs.200,000. Malinda Seneviratne, who was simultaneously shortlisted for the Gratiaen walked away with the H.A.I Goonetileke Prize for his translation of Sansaaraaranyaye Dadayakkaraya (The hunter in the wilderness of sansara) by Simon Nayagaththegama.

Madhubashini Dissanayake-Ratnayaka receives the prize from Dr. Walter Perera. Pic by Susantha Liyanawatte
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