Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00
Mariam Riza was awarded The Best Anthology Short Stories (English) Prize for her second collection of short stories titled ‘People, We Are’ at the recent Godage National Literary Awards 2012. This second collection was also commendably mentioned by the judges for the Gratiaen Prize 2012.
Her debut collection of short stories ‘Cry For Me a Little: Stories of the Souls’ (2011) was short listed for the Gratiaen Prize 2011, and won her the Emerging Writer Award of the Godage Awards 2011.
Having completed her Masters in Business Psychology, Riza is now the Editor of the annual CHANNELS publication of the English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka (EWC), while also working on her third book and is an Internal Auditor by profession.