RECORDED 9/12/16: Don’t miss my conversation with Hasanthika Sirisena, author of The Other One, an award-winning short story collection. Hasie is one of my favorite writers and one of my most favorite people and we had a wonderful conversation about her writing and work, and how to keep yourself going when pursuing the writing life. Tune in here or download the episode from itunes.-Heidi Durrow
Hasanthika Sirisena’s essays and stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, WSQ, Narrative,The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch,StoryQuarterly, Narrative and other magazines. Her work has been anthologized in Best New American Voices, and named a distinguished story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012. She is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. In 2008 she received a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. She is currently an associate fiction editor at West Branch magazine and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Susquehanna University.