Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera

Bio

Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia. It was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Man Asia Prize. The novel was also short listed for the Northern California Book Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was a Target Book Club selection in January 2016. Her second novel What Lies Between Us was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 by venues ranging from BuzzFeed to Elle Magazine. She writes about the consequences of living in a female body and her voice has been compared to that of Michael Ondatjee and Jumpha Lahiri. The book was awarded Sri Lanka's State Literary Award for English novel. Her short fiction and nonfiction is also widely available. More at www.nayomimunaweera.com

Events

Mar
31
Dr. Thomas Reed presents his annual faculty recital along with...Read more
Apr
1
Under the direction of Elizabeth Procopio, the AU Percussion Ensemble...Read more
Apr
3
by Ken Ludwig Directed by Rachael Endrizzi A play that...Read more
Apr
4
Merose Hwang will discuss the Korean peace process in her...Read more
Apr
5
Religion Department Lecture: Dr. Caryn Reeder (Westmont College), “Women and...Read more