Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, “Island of a Thousand Mirrors,” was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize, short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. It won the Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region. Her second novel, “What Lies Between Us” won the Sri Lankan National Book Award and was one of Buzzfeed’s most Anticipated Books of 2016. She writes about the perils of living in a female body and lives in Oakland. She is widely anthologized and currently at work on her third book.

Current Schedule

2019 - On Not Mothering2019 - University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Presents: Impossible Choices and Unspeakable Acts2019 - What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Writers Break the Silence

Previous Years

2018 - Know Thyself: The Ultimate Mystery2017 - Radically Brief: Super-Short Writing from Terrific Bay Area Writers