We are delighted to welcome Prashani Rambukwella to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

Winner, Gratiaen Prize, 2009

Although Prashani is a grown-up, her head is so full of stories and childhood memories that she finds it difficult to keep in mind important details.

‘Mythil’s Secret’, Prashani’s debut novel won the Gratiaen Prize in 2009, for its ability to “look at life through the eyes of a child.”

Its thrilling sequel, ‘Asiri’s Quest’ followed the adventures of a contemporary and not-so-contemporary young boy and friend on a journey back to World War II Ceylon.

Prashani has planted a few seeds in anticipation of growing the third and final book in the trilogy, but is yet to figure out just what those promising green shoots will grow into.