Here are two recently released titles that we are distributing in Singapore for Perera Hussein Publishing House.
In particular, we are very pleased to note that Mythil’s Secret by Prashani Rambukwella won the Grataein Prize for Creative Writing in English - Sri Lanka’s most prestigious writing award – for 2009.
Sri Lankan born Prashani Rambukwella is a professional writer who graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, where she is known as a playwright and director. This is a link for an interview with the author.
Mythil thinks he's in for a boring time at Archchi's big old house but then things begin to happen. Who lives in the deep jungle and are they friends or foes? How can he make his parents believe the mysterious things that keep happening to him? And how can a young boy like him outwit a clever and sinister enemy on his own?
Mythil's Secret is a story about a young boy's discovery of just how strong the bonds of family and friendship can be. Join him on this spine-tingling adventure as he learns to look within himself for courage he never knew he had.
In In the Same Boat, Channa Wickremesekera, author of Distant Warriors and Walls, brings his characters into the close confines of a boat escaping into a conflict zone. Channa writes with keen insight into the psyche of the displaced,
Will a series of unfortunate events precipitate disaster on them before nature unleashes a savage storm? Only time will tell as they race inexorably toward their destiny.
Channa is a Sri Lankan born writer/historian. He has been living in Australia since 1990 and completed his PhD in History at Monash University in 1998. His published work include two historical monographs: Best Black Troops in the World: British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy 1746-1805 and Kandy at War: Indigenous Military Resistance to European Expansion in Sri Lanka 1594-1818. He has also written two works of fiction: Walls and Distant Warriors and a number of articles and book chapters on South Asian History.