About

Important: The Sri Lankan crisis and some ways to help!

I’m a writer from Colombo, Sri Lanka, with over fifty short stories published so far, as well as essays and occasional poetry. A few short fiction highlights: PeristalsisThe Translator, at Low Tide (Sturgeon finalist) ❧ On the Origin of SpecieDocumentaryApplied Cenotaphics of the Long, Long Longitudes. You can see the whole list at Publications.

My debut novel The Saint of Bright Doors is forthcoming in 2023 from Tordotcom Publishing, as the first standalone in a three-book deal. Book updates here. I’m represented by Michael Curry at DMLA.

Other projects: fiction editor at Strange Horizons (2016–); co-judged the Dream Foundry Writing Contest for beginning writers (2021); co-admin of the Free Ahnam Jazeem translation project (2020–).

Social media: I’m moderately active on Twitter and Instagram, track my reading at Goodreads, and have a Patreon.

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Current header image: a 1518 engraving, Allegory of Death and Fame, by Agostino Veneziano.