In its 26th year, the Gratiaen Trust has embarked on a new format for the Gratiaen Prize, incorporating a long list before the short list and main Award are announced.
The long list for the Gratiaen Prize 2018 is:
Seneka Abeyratne - The Beast and Other Stories
Elmo Jayawardena - Kakiyan: The Story of a Crow
Chamali Kariyawasam - Catharsis
Shehan Karunatilaka - Chats with the Dead
Upali Mahaliyana - Youthful Escapades
Ayathurai Santhan - Every Journey Ends
Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke - The One Who Loves You So
Zeneefa Zaneer - They Failed to Kill Her
Congratulations to the writers! They make up a strong field of contenders who deserve recognition and were selected out of 42 entries which qualified.
The short list will be announced on 8 April 2019 at the British Council, Colombo at 6.00 pm. Ruhanie Perera will moderate a discussion with the long-listed authors on their work. All are welcome.
The main Award will be announced on 9 June 2019.