RECORDED 1/18/16: You know how you meet someone and you think: this person’s doing some really important work. That was my impression of Sunil Yapa when I met him almost 8 years ago. So it was particularly exciting to read his book, Your Heart Is A Muscle the Size of a Fist, and see the incredible reception it’s already getting. You are going to love this book. And you’ll love hearing more about his journey as a writer and the inspiration for this great story. You can listen here or download the episode from itunes! – Heidi Durrow
Sunil Yapa holds a bachelor’s degree in economic geography from Penn State University and an MFA from Hunter College. The biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and mother from Montana, Yapa has lived around the world, including time in Greece, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, China, and India, as well as London, Montreal, and New York City.