Authors on Audio: Hasanthika Sirisena

  • May 25, 2022

An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.

Authors on Audio: Hasanthika Sirisena

An assistant professor of English and creative writing at Susquehanna University and an associate fiction editor at West Branch, Hasanthika Sirisena is also author of the award-winning story collection The Other One. Yet her newest work is nonfiction. In Dark Tourist, “Sirisena explores how stories can become a ‘talisman against the overwhelming darkness of another’s pain,’” says Kirkus. “In her emotionally charged nonfiction debut…[Her] searching spirit leaves readers with plenty to dig into.” Sirisena discussed Dark Tourist with WYPL’s Dave Mason in late January.

This podcast comes courtesy of WYPL Book Talk in Memphis. Listen to it here.

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