Ruins with Rajith Savanadasa – SOLD OUT

In the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war, one family’s bond stretches to breaking point as they search for redemption. Join author Rajith Savanadasa – a gifted new talent in Australian fiction – in conversation about his new novel, Ruins.

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Sunday 11 September 2016

Duration 1 hour

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Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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Rajith Savanadasa

Rajith Savanadasa

Rajith Savanadasa was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Melbourne. He turned to creative writing in the final year of an engineering degree, which he followed up with the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. He was shortlisted for the Asia-Europe Foundation short story prize in 2013, the Fish Publishing short story prize in 2013, received a Wheeler Centre Hotdesk Fellowship in 2014 and was part of the QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program in 2014. Ruins is his debut novel. Rajith is also the founder and primary contributor to Open City Stories, a website documenting the lives of a group of asylum seekers in Melbourne.

Joy Lawn

Joy Lawn is a reviewer who writes about children’s literature for The Australian, Books+ Publishing, Australian Book Review and Magpies magazine. She is the current chair of the judging panel of the children’s literature category of the Queensland Literary Awards.