Ameena HUSSEIN is a writer and co founder of the Perera Hussein Publishing House which has established itself as the frontrunner for cutting edge Sri Lankan fiction from emerging and established Sri Lankan authors. Her novel The Moon in the Water was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Award and the Dublin IMPAC. Her first short story collection Fifteen was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize in 1999 and her second collection of short stories Zillij won the State Literary Prize in 2005. She has also edited three collections of children’s stories and a collection of stories for adults. She is currently at work on a novel.
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