Sirisena: “I wish it was all instinct and magic”


Scroll.In talks to  Hasanthika Sirisena, author of Juniper Prize for Fiction winner The Other One: Stories.

The India-based news site reports: "With her debut, Sirisena establishes herself as a genuinely inventive voice, one of those rare authors capable of balancing a deep empathy with dark humour, reflective of the absurdity and unpredictability inherent in our lives. Her characters seem to gingerly trace out the boundaries of normalcy, but when they smudge the lines, they realise there is no one and nothing they can take for granted, not even their sense of self."